The History of NorthLight Studios
Wendy Whitson and her husband, John Davis, purchased the building in April of 2011. Upon researching they discovered it was originally a tannery (salt-curing) facility, circa 1904. The upstairs space was the office, and has the original tile floor, moldings, doors, and even some painted graphics on a brick wall. The street level was the actual tannery, and hides were loaded directly into rail cars from the rear of the building.
The summer of 2015 was a renovation of the downstairs location, to create new studio space for additional artists. It was more a de-construction than construction, as the office-y cubicles, dropped ceiling and carpet were eliminated and taken back to the concrete floor and original ceiling height. What has evolved is an open studio plan for four artists on the lower level.
The artists keep open hours during the week and on Saturdays, please stop in. Holiday hours are posted on this site and on our Facebook and Google Business pages.
So please come, visit the artists, and have a meal or a beverage at some of the many delicious offerings in the RAD: 12 Bones (M-F), Ultra Coffee Bar, All Souls Pizza, White Duck Taco Shop, Nourish & Flourish, Broth Lab, RosaBees, Smoky Park Supper Club, Wedge Brewery (2 locations), Bottle Riot Wine Bar (formerly District Wine Bar), Penny Cup Coffee or Fresh West. And just across the river is New Belgium Brewery - for tours and / or a visit to their Liquid Center.
It makes for a wonderful outing!