ABOUT MONROE STREET MARKET
CulturalDC partnered with Bozzuto Development and Abdo Development to create a vibrant arts destination as part of Monroe Street Market at the Brookland/CUA metro station. Located just steps from Dance Place, Brookland Artspace Lofts and Catholic University, Monroe Street Market features an exciting mix of restaurants, shops and apartments, plus 27 street-level artist studios linking the Arts Walk, a seasonal arts market and the Edgewood Arts Building - a 3,000 square foot flexible art space.
All studios are work-only and range in size from 300 to 625 square feet. Rents start at $400 per month.
Monroe Street Market will be vibrant, artsy and eclectic. The artist studios flank the Arts Walk and will enliven the busy pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Brookland/CUA metro station with the restaurants and shops along Monroe Street. Large garage doors open onto the Arts Walk, providing a prime retail opportunity for artists and artisans with entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal mix of creatives includes artists across disciplines, representing varying career levels and the diversity of the DC area's arts industry. A lively arts market will draw visitors and patrons, making Monroe Street Market a community gathering place.
Eligible applicants may include artists and artisans across disciplines, including but not limited to: painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, metal-smiths, writers, musicians, dancers, graphic designers, jewelers, computer animators, fashion designers and other creative entrepreneurs.
Artists may apply individually or with other artists. An applicant may apply for a studio with a co-applicant in order to share financial responsibility for the studio.
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Demonstrate regular artistic practice and commitment to the arts for the foreseeable future; and
- Upon initial selection (for an interview), must demonstrate the ability to meet financial obligations, which require a minimum income of three times the gross monthly rent of the studio. (If the applicant cannot demonstrate the ability to meet financial obligations, a co-applicant is required.)