Working Art Studio Rental

Where the Magic Happens!


Braid St Studios is unique in that it provides not only high quality studios spaces but includes the following with each studio rental:

  • Listing on our Website with a link to your website and social media (a public welcome on our social media); If you have any workshops, events outside of Braid we will promote them too!
  • Braid St Online – a comprehensive online platform for artists;  once a month mentorship meeting; access to art calls;
  • Braid Exclusive Discounts – Currently being Launched – because of Braid St’s size we are able to work with companies to provide discounts on art supplies (Winsor & Newton; Talens; etc), Canvases, art tools with pick up at our 321 location.  We have relationships for discounted services such as photographers, graphic design, website builders, printers, print shops, paint stores, etc. If you need something please ask us. We ONLY recommend people we have worked with and who have consistently helped our business or our artists.

Temporary – March 15, 2023 – August 31, 2024; may be extended depending on re-development process
Building #1
321-6th St
Secure Building
Wheelchair accessible

  • 24/7 access
  • 17 studios ranging from 80sq feet to 120sq feet – each with an exterior window and lockable door; some windows have interior windows into hallways and lobby areas. Prices start at $450.
  • All rooms have blinds
  • 1 studio with sink – no exterior window, lockable door
  • 1 studio with interior window – no exterior window, lockable door
  • 1 studio no light – no exterior window, lockable door
  • Artist “Kitchen” – microwave, small fridge, kettle
  • 2 Bathrooms (non gender)
  • 1 Commercial industrial sink in Artist Wash Up Room
  • Neighbourhood free parking/11 parking spaces (shared with Building #2-301 6th St)
  • Cardinal Bott Vanderhill Art Library
  • Rentable 200sq feet meeting/workshop room with kitchen – Fridge, sink, counters; folding tables and chairs available
  • Rentable 150sq feet short Term Work studio– hourly, daily, weekly studio

Hallway walls and lobby areas serve as our gallery space; on the First Friday of the month we host an evening “New York Loft” style art show featuring 4-6 artists.  Upcoming shows 2023-2024 – (names may change) Pop New West; Urban Suburban; Skate My Deck; Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass Indigenous Arts Collective; Tattoo Art; Anonymous Art Show;

First Saturday Open Studios –Various artists who participate in the First Saturday program will be open from 11-5pm on the first Saturday of the month.

Other Events:
Braid St Studios – In October the Gallery will feature all resident artists.  All artists in the studio are expected to participate in the New Westminster Cultural Crawl which is held every October.  There is a fee for participation and artist must register with the Arts Council of New Westminster.  You must be present or have someone in your studio to greet guests. (If there is something to preclude this please discuss with management)

(Potential Events – Winter Night Market; Artist Garage Sale – May Queens Park; TBD

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“My first impression of 100 Braid Street Studios: a peaceful, happy, energizing almost sacred space has proven to be correct! A dream come true! After many years of working alone, this shared creative space works perfectly for me — stimulating and supportive.”

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Braid St Studios started out in 2014 at the 100 Braid St building location in a heritage industrial building with 16 art studios.  We expanded in 2018 to become the largest working art studio outside of Vancouver with 46 art studios and a gallery/event space. A key feature of all of our spaces is an open plan concept or studios with windows that allows visitors to be inspired and to learn from the artists practicing in the studio.

We are a non-traditional gallery/studio business model and serve as an incubator for emerging and professional artists. Mentorship by owner/founder Susan L. Greig and art industry professionals has also been a hallmark of Braid St so in 2022 the Braid St Online platform was launched. This is a way to keep all aritsts, regardless of location connected and able to learn from & support each other.

We have always had a variety of artists who work in all kinds of mediums:
oils, textiles, acrylics, alcohol inks, watercolour, jewelry, glitch, photography, graphic design, illustration, puppets, jewelry, carved wood, resin, doll making, installation art, collage, etc.  Musicians, musical groups, writers, performance artists and poets have also been integral members of our community and events such as Open Mic Nights.


Please fill out the information below and we will contact you with 7-14 business days. In the additional notes section please feel free to list your goals for the next 1-5 years or any other information you would like us to know.

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