Studio is a lovely bright warm rental space for small corporate events and off-site meetings. This 4500 sq ft artist-built loft is a the personal studio of a Prop Stylist and Event Designer. It is situated in Chicago's South Loop on the top floor of a landmarked 1910 Motor Row building originally used as a Thomas Flyer Garage. The studio is close walking distance to McCormick West, public transportation, Lakeshore Drive and the expressway. Over the last 35 years the building has been inhabited by many designers and musicians, the Studio is now the only artist-built space left intact through renovations. A very special and uniquely curated space , it has hosted a variety of bands, supper clubs and commercial clients including Land of Nod, Hallmark, Motorola, MTV, Mrs Meyers, Walgreens and Apartment Therapy. The complete space has full kitchen and a large workshop as well as the flexible open bay. Amenities include, south west facing light, central air, large elevator, easy access loading dock, and video security in lobby. For events and meetings 2 dining tables, 2 folding tables and 10 chairs are available. Small plates, silverware, and glasses included other decor available for rental. Supper clubs and other larger events may require an additional cleaning fee.
|||| Certificate of Insurance is requested prior to booking |||| -All bookings start and end times are inclusive of set up and clean up times. Otherwise overtime charges will apply. -Professional bookings only. The studio is not available for weddings or large scale private parties. Clients may bring their own food and drink, however no smoking or alcohol, illegal substances or dangerous conduct allowed. -No modifications of the space, guests are expected to restore the space to the condition they found it, unless otherwise arranged with the owner. NO TAPE used on the floors. Anything brought on site and garbage will be removed at the end of the shoot. -A studio manager will be on site to assist with setup/breakdown and to help familiarize guests with the space. Additional site visits, load in or prep arrangements may be available. Only a studio manager is allowed to operate the elevator. No exceptions. High traffic events require a crew member to manage the front door and escort attendees to the studio space. Some video or larger scale productions or crews will also require a special rate quote or cleaning fee.
Chris and Sage were terrific hosts. They were generous and prompt in answering questions and showing us around prior to our shoot and Chris was very accommodating throughout our booking. The space itself is gorgeous too, and has everything you'd want for a video shoot: loading dock, big elevator, great western-facing windows, beautifully curated backgrounds. Definitely recommend!
WOW is all I can say about this space. Incredible loft with the most amazing natural light and interior design. Sage was a pleasure to work with setting this up and Chris was so awesome when we were shooting in the space. I would recommend this space to anyone and I would absolutely book it again for future shoots!!
We absolutely loved working in this space. Extremely versatile and open, making it really easy to do multiple looks throughout the day. The hosts were awesome and willing to help us get what we needed for a successful day of shooting! Awesome window light and furnishings throughout the loft making dressing the set easy & painless. Would definitely shoot here again.
Sage was a fantastic host! She was always quick to respond and gave us detailed information about the booking, space, parking, load-in, etc. The space was beautiful and perfect for our photoshoot! We would definitely work with Sage and shoot at her space again!
Chris was assisting while Sage was away, and he was very helpful & accomodating. He helped me unload & load some of my equipment, and made sure I had anything I might need. The space was just as shown, and the natural light worked beautifully for the shots I was after.