Affordable Artist Studios NOW AVAILABLE at Water Street Studios

Affordable Artist Studios Available for Rent at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL

Batavia, IL— Water Street Studios is home to 26 affordable artist studios for local artists to create, instruct, and exhibit at this vibrant art center located in downtown Batavia, IL.

Starting January 1, 2019 three studios are available for rent including two studios located on the second floor designed for artists working in 2D mediums and 1 studio located on the first floor designed for artists working in 3D mediums.

Become a Resident Artist at Water Street Studios
Are you an artist seeking affordable studio space?
Apply for our newly available studios online at:

Available Studios include: 
Studio #4: 275 sq. ft. for $448/month
Studio #10: 301 sq. ft. for $491/month
Studio #22: 246 sq. ft. for $401/month
Studio #24: 305 sq. ft. for $497/month

All studios include 24/7 access, wi-fi, utilities, opportunities to exhibit, eligibility to instruct in your studio, space to sell your artwork, and a chance to engage in a collaborative and vibrant artist community.

I have found Water Street Studios to be a warm and welcoming environment in which to work. My space is comfortable and conducive to my work. Over the years I've occupied several spaces in several cities. This one ranks right at the top.”– Kevin Hunter, Studio 9

Resident artists have an opportunity to open up your studio and participate in the following annual events at no additional cost, attracting thousands to your studio every year:

  • Monthly gallery openings
  • Fox River Arts Ramble in April 2019
  • Eye of the Beholder Garment Exhibition in May 2019
  • Blues & Roots Music Festival in June 2019
  • 10th Anniversary Show in September 2019
  • Winterfest Art Market –holiday art market in December 2019

“Water Street Studios is a dynamic, well-supported group of talented artists and artisans. I highly recommend workspace at Water Street for creativity and community.”– Mark Russell, Studio 14

About Water Street Studios

WaTER STrEET StUDIOS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit art center in Batavia, IL. Our mission is to make the arts accessible to the Fox Valley region and beyond. Our vision is to be a cultural hub in the Midwest. We offer high-quality programs that include art education classes, workshops, subsidized artist studios, monthly gallery exhibitions, events, and community outreach. Public Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Statement of Inclusivity: Our organization is aims to include and recognize all regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We are wheelchair accessible. We offer a gender-neutral restroom. 

Space Detail
Available Hours: 
Total Square Footage: 
Heating/Air Cond
Loading Dock
Wheelchair Accessibility
Floor Types/Surfaces: 
concrete and hardwood
Floor Dimensions: 
170-400 sq. feet
Maximum Occupancy: 
Staff/Office Equipment: 
Staff/Office Equipment Other: 

Learn more about Water Street Studios Staff here:

Pricing Info
Pricing Unit: 
Per month
Required Deposit: 
Other Price Information: 

Available Studios include: 
Studio #4: 275 sq. ft. for $448/month
Studio #10: 301 sq. ft. for $491/month
Studio #22: 246 sq. ft. for $401/month
Studio #24: 305 sq. ft. for $497/month

Building Info
Liability Insurance?: 
Hold Harmless Clauses?: 
Other Insurance Information: 

Water Street Studios recommends getting renters insurance for your studio space. Our organization has general liability insurance, liquor liability and license, directors and officers insurance, and special events insurance when needed. 

Security Policies: 

Our building is secured with 24/7 access key cards and security cameras.