Work-in-progress on the new mural by artist Ryan Grossman in the glow of the sunset.
Our dream is to support creative community in Fort Bragg. The property features commercial space, opportunities to live & work in the same building, co-working art space and individual apartments for rent with off-street parking.
Sitting just two blocks from Main Street and a short walk to the Coastal Trail, it’s the perfect location for folks who want to enjoy the amenities of living in town with abundant access to nature. Shopping, entertainment and groceries are all within a few blocks too. Our tenants include Jordon Studio, Health and Fitness Training, Stone Mind and Bodyworks, Mendocino Dance Project and Art Scene Studio, a co-working artists space.
Originally built in the 1940's, the current configuration has been stitched together over the years from 3 separate buildings, The Forrester Building occupies one-half a block and is over 11,000 square feet in total with dedicated off street parking.
Three large commercial spaces, two office spaces, six residential apartments and one large work/live studio make up the building. The upstairs apartments include: 4 studio (single room with kitchen and separate bath), 1-1 bedroom unit, 1-2 bedroom unit, and the large, open floor plan studio.
Contact us to see what’s currently available or to inquire about sharing art-space in our 2,000 square foot co-working art studio with storefront windows. Or get on our waitlist to be notified of future vacancies.
We’ve got two studio apartments coming available by March 1st.
Both spaces are studio apartments with open floor plans with full kitchen and bath on the second floor . They include off-street parking, gas, water, sewer and garbage (tenants pay electricity and WiFi). We’re asking for a one-year lease.
Unit #5 is slightly larger with recent renovations and faces the street. It rents for $1060
Unit #4 is slight smaller with older fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen and is on the side of the parking lot. It rents for $1020.
Here’s the Craigslist links.
We offer large, moveable tables, walls for exhibits or for working, space for small events, pop-ups, workshops or classes, a studio sink, and other amenities to inspire creative exploration and community engagement.
Lean more by visiting our website artscenestudio.com
Original design concept
Sunlit Redwood Forest, a stunning mural painted by local artist, Ryan Grossman covers the west and south facing corners of our building, at McPherson & E. Redwood Ave.
A community sponsored project initiated and co-sponsored by the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) it was realized in 2022 through the generous dedication of the Alleyway Art Project, who brought together an array funding. We also thank the Arts Council of Mendocino as fiscal sponsors, The City of Fort Bragg and other local donors.
The Forrester Building, (named after Cynthia’s grandparents), has become the backdrop for this wonderful depiction of a thriving forest by local artist, Ryan Grossman. As owners of this building and cheerleaders for the growing artist community in Fort Bragg, we are honored to be selected for this mural, not just for the beauty of it’s design, but because the message it represents. It speaks directly to RFFI’s mission to restore the natural diversity and wellbeing of our local ecosystems and our own vision of community as a ecosystem itself that thrives on interconnection. Find out more about their important work along the North Coast, click here to visit their website.
Public art is transformational. The impact of this mural is already being felt in our neighborhood as folks have stopped by to appreciate the work-in-progress. It’s a dream coming true to see others engage through art in ways that create more meaning for all.
Before, looking rather plain
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