Arts and Culture

Artist-run TANK Studios sets a new precedent in the local art scene

Walk into TANK Studios, and you'll find a raw but ordered space where one artist's studio segues into another's, and big windows, high ceilings and skylights unfold in a panoramic, circular pathway. Built out in a South Acoma Street warehouse in the Overland neighborhood early this year by a group of former RedLine residents whose shifts there were over, the shared workspace was designed to blend the buzzing energy of work being done with a hive-like sense of real community -- similar to what happens at RedLine, only not as formal or finished in appearance.

See also: What's Old Is New: Ironton Summer Group Show

Photos by Derrick Velasquez, unless noted.

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