Rendering of the Artist Studios



Located in the Historic Main & Ferry area of Niagara Falls, the Exchange is a 21,000 sq. foot facility that encompasses light-filled studio rental space, a café, woodworking shop and large market hall usable for performance, entertainment and special events.

The studios are spaces where artists can create in a safe, bright, modern and collective environment. To support the local artistic community, the open studios spaces are accessible to artists at below fair market value. Artists involved with the Studios at the Exchange will participate in a Value Exchange Program (see program details), to encourage community engagement. The intent is to create a positive, supportive, inclusive and collaborative artistic community.

The studios will offer competitive rates for artists and makers to create visual arts.  It will be high-quality space conducive to artists' needs in terms of ceiling heights, lighting, ventilation, freight elevator, finishing areas, some tools, fume hood, washing station and disposal area. 

Artists will have 24 hour/7 days a week access to these spaces to provide the flexibility that is required.  All spaces will have power accessible to the artists and wifi set up on the site. 

The Culture Department hosted a Studio Information Session  on November 3rd.  Check out the link to watch the video if you are interested.  

We have also created a simple video walk through to showcase the space during construction and provide some understanding of the space.

Photograph of artwork and signage for the exchange