Looking for Artist Space in the DC Area?! CAN -do!


The Washington School of Photography

Capitol Arts Network – CAN Studios

Two DC Area nonprofits The Washington School of Photography and Capitol Arts Network (CAN Studios) have teamed up to show that in unity, there is strength.

Together they are creating an arts center and a photography center in a 25,000 square foot building, with gallery openings, classes and more. They plan on having the building open 70 hours a week, every day of the week, with classes…and with free parking!

 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, MD

The photography center will have six classrooms, three shooting studios, a gallery, public darkroom, conference rooms, and an office/studio rental program for photographers. The arts center in the same building will be offering artists’ studios and space for affiliate artists to work. Their goal is to have classes ranging from running an art business to networking and new processes  – with a gallery, meeting rooms, classrooms, and space for all sorts of arts groups to meet with synergy, activity, and interaction. 

Two informational meetings are scheduled at the Washington School of Photography for artists and photographers interested in resident artist or photographer opportunities either with the Washington School of Photography or Capitol Arts Network – CAN Studios.

September 5th from  7 pm -9 pm

September 8th from  11 am -1 pm

Information Meeting Location: Washington School of Photography

4850 Rugby Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814


Come to one of these meetings and they will be showing their floor plans and photographs of the building, with an information packet, application, and overview of both groups and collective vision. With studio space for approximately 30 artists, and 10 photographers, it is expect to fill quickly, so plan to attend one of these informational meetings.


*Email Judith HeartSong at judith@capitolartsnetwork.com by September 4, 2012 to attend.

If you have questions, please call Judith HeartSong at 301-661-7590.

Capitol Arts Network

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PLEASE Pass this information along to your artist and photographer friends

Looking for Artist Space in DC Metro? – Capitol Arts Network


The Capitol Arts Network (CAN) is a nonprofit Arts Group founded in 2003 to bring arts opportunities and information to the Metro DC area. As it has grown, the organization is now at the point of needing a permanent headquarters.

CAN also acutely aware of the need for artist studio space in the metro DC region and they want to let everyone know that exciting things are happening in their search for a new location for in Montgomery County. The team at Capitol Arts Network has been touring spaces and have narrowed the search to a location that can easily house at least 30 or more working artists, and many more affiliate artists – with gallery, classroom, meeting space and the opportunity for vibrant growth alongside the thriving arts organization.

CAN’s goal is to encourage community building among a wide range of artists and disciplines, and to offer tremendous educational and inspirational opportunities for area artists is well on its way to being realized. A big announcement is coming by the the end of August, and they want everyone aware, as the plans move rapidly forward.

If you are interested in knowing more and want to be in on CAN’s big announcement coming soon, please send and email to Judith HearSong at CAN

and add your contact information. CAN wants everyone to know about the upcoming space – so forward this posting to artists, photographers, and other creative professionals who might be interested in studio space or the opportunity to become an affiliate artist!

Information will be posted on CAN’s website as soon as plans are finalized, and fingers crossed there is great interest from the arts community as this project becomes a reality in a few short months.

email Judith HeartSong at judith@capitolartsnetwork.com