Artisan's to Allston Move FAQ

Introduction and Disclaimer

The dates given below reflect our understanding of the timelines for fitting out our new home in Lower Allston as of January 21, 2021. 

Uncertainty is an unfortunate reality of construction at this early stage, only exacerbated by Covid. It's our goal to be as prompt and transparent as possible in providing updates should the schedules change.

As we progress, we will gain more insight into the construction schedules, and will update these FAQs as more questions arise and better information becomes available. 

High Level FAQs

Where is Artisan’s moving to?
We’re moving to 55 Antwerp and 96 Holton Streets, colloquially referred to as “Lower Allston,” although our location has a Brighton ZIP code, 02135.

How can I get to Lower Allston?
There are a few ways to get there, including bicycle lanes, pedestrian friendly walk routes, and public transit. Public transportation includes the Commuter Rail to Boston Landing and the 86, 70, 66 and 57 bus routes. To learn more about your options, visit Walk Score. We’ll also have plenty of parking.

Is the new space larger?
Yes. Artisan’s will grow by about 10,000 SF (25 percent), from 42,000 SF at 10 Tyler Street to a combined 52,500 SF in Lower Allston - 28,000 SF at 55 Antwerp and 22,500 SF at 96 Holton.

If the new space is larger, will there be more studios?
Not necessarily. Artisan’s has dedicated about 90 percent of the growth to shops. We have increased the availability of studio space by 1,000 SF. Depending on how studio preferences break out by size, we could have more studios; but we could also have fewer. 

When will we move?
The short answer is that we will cease shop operations at 10 Tyler on June 30, 2021. We are planning to commence full operations in Lower Allston January 3, 2022. Along the way, we plan to bring 55 Antwerp online for members in October 2021, and Holton Street in December 2021. See the FAQ below for more detail.

Which Tyler Street building is my studio/shelf/pallet space in?
Please see the Tyler Street Building map here. 

What Tyler Street  moving zone is my studio/shelf/pallet space in?
Please see the Tyler Street Moving Zone map here

How much will membership cost at the new space?
Artisan’s is working hard to make this move possible without raising rates during our first year. We expect monthly membership to remain at $200 for unlimited access.

How much will studios cost at the new space?
Artisan’s is committed to affordable artist work spaces. We are working hard to make this move possible without raising the average combined cost of a studio and membership. We are exploring different ways to achieve this; we expect studio memberships will be priced from $4 to $7 SF.

When will Tyler Street membership dues stop being billed?
We’re not sure. Artisan’s will go offline from August 31,2021 to October 31, 2021. During that time, we are asking members to keep your accounts active (a “virtual” membership) to help us cover ongoing operating costs. You will need to use our member cancellation form to cease billing.

What is the last day I will be billed for my studio?
The last day of billing for a studio will depend on which building your studio is located in (see below). Any member who chooses to sustain their billing after their building has closed will have the credit applied to their account.

How do I sign up for a studio at our new home?
Artisan’s Asylum will begin communicating with studio members in February to coordinate move-out, relocation, and move-in dates. Any member who wishes to have a studio in Lower Allston must be current on their account at 10 Tyler Street. Studios will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

How can I support the move effort?
There are at least two ways to support the Asylum through this move effort: join one of our work groups; you can also make a donation at our crowdfunding campaign page. Later we’ll be asking members to contribute as volunteers to our packing, move and build-out efforts.

Who is on the Move Planning Team?
We're grateful to have members Nick Anastasia, Tony Dopazo, David Feer, and Alan Kilian supporting staff members Chris Duval and Lars Torres. Questions or suggestions? Email moving@artisansasylum.com.

Detailed FAQs

Questions

Answers

Where can I direct additional questions?

Please direct all move-related questions to the move team volunteers at moving@artisansasylum.com

What's the last date I can use the shops in Building 13?

  • Machine Shop: July 1
  • Prop Shop: June 1
  • Fiber Arts Shop: June 1

What's the last date I can use the shops in Building 11?

  • MultiCam: Mar 1 (date subject to change)
  • Wood Shop, Metal Shop, ShopBot, Plasma Cutter: July 1  

What's the last date I can use the shops in Building 10?

  • Casting Shop: Shop is currently closed 
  • Photo Studio: June 1
  • Bike Shop: July 1
  • Laser, Digifab, Print, Jewelry, E&R: August 1

When does my shelf / rack storage / sheet storage space in Building 11 need to be empty?

By July 1

When does my shelf in Building 13 need to be empty?

By July 1

When does my pallet space in Building 13 need to be empty? 

By July 1

When should I have my chemicals out of the storage cabinets in Building 13?

By July 1

When does my studio in building 13 need to be empty?

By August 1

When does my pallet space in Building 10 need to be empty?

By September 1

  • Antwerp bound studios can be stored on site until October
  • Holton bound studios can move to 100 Holton st for interim storage

When should I have my chemicals out of the storage cabinets in Building 10?

By September 15

When should I have my chemicals out of the storage cabinets in Building 8?

By September 1

When does my studio in building 10 need to be empty? 

  • Zone 4 By September 15
  • Zone 5 by October 1
    • Antwerp bound studios can be stored on site until October
    • Holton bound studios can move to 100 Holton st for interim storage

When does my studio in building 8 need to be empty?

Zone 3 By September 1

  • Antwerp bound studios can be stored on site until October
  • Holton bound studios can move to 100 Holton st for interim storage

What's the first date I can use my studio in 55 Antwerp?

  • Move in October 1, 2021
  • Use as a member November 1 2021

What's the first date I can use my studio in 96 Holton?

  • Move in November 1, 2021
  • Use as a member December 1, 2021

What's the first date I can use the shops in 55 Antwerp?

  • Use as a volunteer November 1, 2021
  • Use as a member December 1, 2021

What's the first date I can use the shops in 96 Holton?

  • Use as a volunteer, instructor December 1, 2021
  • Use as a member January 3, 2022

When can I move in versus when can I use my studio?

Antwerp St:

  • Studio Move-in (boxes only): October 1, 2021
  • Studio Set-up and Use: November 1, 2021

Holton St:

  • Studio Move-in (boxes only): November 1, 2021
  • Studio Set-up and Use: December 1, 2021

What is the last date I will be charged for studio space rental?

You will be charged for studio space until you have vacated your studio or until the building has closed for access, whichever is latest.

What's the first date I will be charged for storage?

Storage at Tyler Street will come online beginning July 1, 2021. You will be charged for storage as soon as you take possession of a shelf or pallet storage space.

What's the first date I will be charged for rental in the new building?

You will be charged a deposit fee as soon as you wish to enter a membership agreement for studio or storage space in Lower Allston. Membership agreement “pre-sales” will begin in July 1, 2021. Your first month of rent will be due the first month storage comes online at 55 Antwerp and 96 Holton Streets, October 1 and November 1 respectively.