What’s Like An Airbnb For Artists? (2024)


Artistic venues on Peerspace typically cost $40 — $180 per hour.

Wondering if there’s an Airbnb for artists? At Peerspace, we get it! As an artist, sometimes it is all about location. A private studio to work in, a stunning venue to gather with like-minded creatives, these types of spaces may all be essential to your life. And perhaps you need a space in the arts district or the city center so that your audience can find you easily.

But how do you find such distinct, inspiring venues without paying a fortune? If you are an artist searching online for an Airbnb for artists, you will find exactly what you want on Peerspace, the largest online marketplace for rental spaces by the hour, with thousands of options all across the US, Canada, the UK, and beyond.

In this guide, we detail how to find a stylish, well-equipped venue that’s like an Airbnb for artists. We’ll also share a few examples of the types of creative venues you can find on Peerspace. Let’s get to it!

Who needs an Airbnb for artists?

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There are countless scenarios in which an artist would need to rent extra space. Sometimes it can be stimulating to travel outside your comfort zone and stage your art in a different environment. Perhaps you are an actor or dancer who needs rehearsal space or someplace large to stage a performance. A musician might like to hear their music in a room with different acoustics and space for the audience. A visual artist might prefer an exhibition space for their work with lots of wall space and light or extra high ceilings to show off large sculptural pieces.

And if you are inviting people to your performance or exhibition, you might need a kitchen for catering and restrooms for guests. Peerspace has bookable venues near you that fulfill all these needs. From photogenic photo studios and high-tech recording studios to rustic private cabins and super-stylish lofts.

Check out these unique art show display ideas to enhance your next artistic gathering.

Use Peerspace to book an Airbnb for artists

Authentic Artist Loft Tribeca
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As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace makes it easy to find and rent amazing spaces that bring your creativity to life.

Use our platform to book lofts, cafes, studios, galleries, cabins, penthouses, and more. With spaces owned by local hosts who strive to ensure your experience is perfect, you can expect a bespoke experience and help if you need any extra assistance or support.

Ahead, we’ll share a few exciting Peerspace rental venues that may just suit your artistic needs. Let’s check them out!

It’s time for a little Bluegrass in Nashville, TN

Rustic Bar in Nashville - Great for Football Viewing Party or Birthday Celebration
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Your bluegrass band is based in Nashville, Tennessee. While you usually practice in the banjo player’s living room, you’re ready to plan your first big performance. You’ll need to find a performance space with good acoustics and a stage as well as lighting and sound. You anticipate 50 guests, so that means restrooms, a kitchen, a bar for drinks, and easy parking.

So how are you going to find the perfect space with everything you need? Peerspace is like an Airbnb for artists. On Peerspace, the first question you’ll be asked is “What are you planning?” Type in “performance” in Nashville, TN for 50 people, and voila!

Peerspace will immediately offer you more than 30 options, including this rustic bar in Nashville. This venue provides you with space for 40 guests and whips up tantalizing Mexican-influenced barbecue dishes. You can enjoy the bar’s food and drinks, seating, kitchen, TVs, and outdoor space.

Peerspace is more cost-effective than Airbnb because you only pay for the time you use. If the entire event only takes 8 hours from setup to teardown, then you only pay for 8 hours and not a 24-hour minimum like on Airbnb. 

Where can you exhibit your giant sculpture in Los Angeles?

Cheap Wedding Venues near Los Angeles
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You’re a sculptor in Los Angeles and you’ve finally finished creating a bunch of 8-foot-high multimedia work of art in your garage/studio. But now you want to release the entire collection to the art world with a bang. You can’t very well invite discerning artworld luminaries to your storage unit in the Valley. You need to find a large airy exhibition space in central LA that is filled with light to best present your work to collectors and journalists.

But how? Peerspace is your answer! Like an Airbnb for artists, Peerspace will help you find exactly the exhibition space you need. For example, check out this industrial event space in Hollywood that boasts a wall of glass, roll-up metal doors, three entrances, exposed brick and wood walls, and polished concrete floors.

This unique 2,500-square-foot venue will definitely make an impression on your guests. The host provides tables and chairs, speakers, a projector, and a full kitchen, so you can create an amazing visual show and set up catering to delight the crowds, too.

This venue has more than 200 rave reviews! Like this one: “Great space. This is our 2nd time here and we love working with this host. Easy parking, easy load in and a flexible layout helped our production move efficiently. Host is great and communicative. Looks just like the pictures!”

NYC is where the actors are!

Versatile Live Event Space
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You’re an up-and-coming actor in NYC with a one-woman performance piece in the works. Running lines in your head while waiting tables in the East Village, you feel like it might finally be time to release this piece onto the world. But where can you find an affordable and appropriate black box theater or performance space where you can invite actors and agents, family and friends?

Peerspace has got it covered. Like an Airbnb for artists, Peerspace can find the perfect venue for your performance. One excellent option is this versatile live event space in Midtown Manhattan. It is a 2,500-square-foot soundproofed venue that comprises a studio and an adjacent lounge/bar. The venue is hosted by a production company that can provide A/V techs and any other professional assistance you need to make your performance perfect.

Are you an artist who wants to share your message in a creative way? Then you need to see these interesting performance art ideas next.

Host an interactive exhibit opening in Seattle with ease

Event/Gallery space in the heart of Magnolia Village
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Perhaps you’re an artist hosting an exhibit in Seattle and you need a space that can display your work and provide room for an interactive component. Then this event/gallery space in the heart of Magnolia Village may be right up your alley! It is a 600-square-foot studio with farm tables to seat up to 24 guests.

The host allows you to remove the existing art on the walls for a fee, which is perfect if you want to hang your own art. And you can connect with your guests on a deeper level by hosting a workshop that allows you to share your skills while enhancing your brand.

Judging from this studio’s Peerspace reviews, the hosts are super flexible and happy to help you adjust the space to suit your vision! Here’s a review as an example: “Julie was extremely responsive before I booked to answer questions and after I booked to answer more questions about the space. I greatly appreciate that as it made planning so much easier. The studio/gallery is beautiful! The lighting in the space will make photos from your event really pop (the artwork will brighten every frame). The tables and chairs are easy to move/stack as needed.”

Peerspace is the Airbnb for artists

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No matter where you live or the type of art you create, Peerspace can provide you with space to bring your wildest dreams to life. You can rent a space by the hour operated by a fellow creative and make use of a space they designed for artistic purposes. And with the convenient search platform and the assistance of your venue’s dedicated host, it’s a win-win for creativity, no matter where you are.

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