Studio No. 1- Sunset Art Studios

  • $450 per month

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Sunset Art Studios 1811 Balboa Pl #106, Dallas, TX 75224, USA

Sunset Art Studios
[email protected]

Direct applications are found at

Listing updated 11/19/19 • Added 11/11/19

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Dimensions 20 x 10 ft.
Square Footage 200 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 8 ft.
Max Occupancy 20 persons
Accessibility Accessible parking
Parking Onsite parking (free)
Street parking (free)
Lighting Natural lighting
Walls Sheetrocked and smooth
Flooring Wood floors
Other Qualities Outdoor area

Rehearsal, Studio Art


Theater, Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Film/Video

Production / Fabrication

Photography darkroom, Printmaking

The Space

Sunset Art Studios is a social practice studio that operates the Artist Sustainability Program. Through this program we rent affordable studio space to local artists for 6-month to 1-year leases with the option to renew. During this time Member Artists are included in monthly pot-luck studio dinners, quarterly crit nights, professional development as-needed, and an online Slack workspace. Studio No. 1 is a separate room integrated into communal suites. Also included in Suite A are Studios 2-5, which are only accessible through Studio 1. All studios include HVAC, WIFI, and 24/7 access.

Sunset is an inclusive, welcoming space that supports critical dialog and artistic rigor. We encourage artists to apply to our space who are looking for a supportive community. We encourage artists and artist groups to apply, especially those identifying as members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or women, and/or people of color.

At this time we are not able to host artists working in any toxic chemicals, oil-based paints, processes that utilize open flame, or kiln-fired ceramics.

Monthly Rental

$450 per month

All bills included.

Rental Requirements

Any artists seeking to rent space must apply through

Rules & Regulations

Sunset Art Studios operates a sublease system from building management.

Language. The words “Sublessor” and “Sublessee” as used herein include the plural as well as the singular; the language in this Sublease intends no regard for gender.

Liability. Sublessee agrees to surrender and deliver to the Sublessor the premises including all furniture and decorations within the premises in the same condition as they were at the beginning of the term with reasonable wear and tear accepted. The Sublessee will be liable to the Sublessor for any damages occurring to the premises, the contents thereof, the living areas, including any common spaces. All actions conducted by any guests of the Sublessee are the responsibility and liability of the Sublessee.

Guests. Guests of the Sublessee are allowed for periods not lasting for more than forty-eight hours unless otherwise approved by the Sublessor.

Security Deposit. Not required for the Sublease.

Master Lease. This Sublease must follow and is subject to the original lease agreement between the Sublessor and Landlord, a copy of which has been attached, and is hereby referred to and incorporated as if it were set out here at length.

The Sublessee agrees to assume all of the obligations and responsibilities of the Sublessor under the original lease for the duration of the Sublease.

Disputes. If a dispute arises during or after the term of this Sublease between the Sublessor and Sublessee, they shall agree to hold negotiations amongst themselves before any litigation.

Written Agreement. This Sublease constitutes the sole agreement between the Sublessor and Sublessee with no additions, deletions, or modifications that may be accomplished without the written consent of both parties.

Smoking Policy. Smoking on the Premises is not allowed in the Premises or any common areas.

Landlord’s Consent. The original lease between the Landlord and Sublessor: does allow subletting.

Governing Law. Any Sublease shall be bound to the laws in the State of Texas.

Additional Terms or Conditions. All tenants must abide by SAS policies and contribute to a safe and inclusive space.

  1. Artist will be loaned 1 key to access STUDIO space. This key may not be loaned to or borrowed by anyone other than ARTIST.
  2. Artists have 24/7 access to STUDIO space, respecting terms of STUDIO lease including:
    • No excessive noise
    • No damage to property of STUDIO, including property of other artists
    • No damage to Balboa Place neighbor properties
    • No alterations to the studio space without express permission from STUDIO
    • No installations within the space without express permission from STUDIO
    • No events without consent of STUDIO
  3. Any installation during the length of the lease must be deinstalled and space repaired subject to approval of STUDIO by last date of lease.
  4. No food or drink may be left in STUDIO space creating a dirty or unhygienic working environment. All food and drink will be stored in Common Break Room at Balboa Place.
  5. No open flame or oil-based materials permitted.
  6. ARTIST is welcome to bring well-behaved, socialized pets into STUDIO during personal work time. ARTIST must receive written approval via email or text to bring any animals to STUDIO space during publicly accessible events. Pets will be removed if displaying aggressive behaviors towards other animals, neighbors within Balboa Place, STUDIO members, etc.
  7. ARTIST is subject to immediate termination of lease if work by or associated with ARTIST is presented to the public under STUDIO identity or brand indicating ARTIST as proprietor, administrator, employee, or any position other than Member of STUDIO.
  8. ARTIST is subject to immediate termination of lease if ARTIST or guests of ARTIST act violently, aggressively, or abusively to members of STUDIO, neighbors, or members of the public as determined by STUDIO.
Rental/Proposal Process

Terms are 6-month to 1-year leases. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at

Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is due upon signing of the lease. First month's rent is due on move-in day. Cancellation of lease forfeits total deposit amount and any rent allocated for the remainder of that month.

The Basics
Utilities included
Shared bathrooms
Air conditioned
Wireless Internet
Utility / work sink
Alcohol allowed
Self catering allowed
Additional Info

Print studio is available by appointment.

Sunset Art Studios

1811 Balboa Pl #106, Dallas, TX 75224, USA

The Building

Sunset Art Studios is a non-profit studio in Dallas, TX focused on social practice.

Through our work we operate an artist-run studio space, residency and gallery where we focus on object-making and the artistic process as access points for empowerment. We are always working to create sustainable systems of celebratory inclusion and support.

Since co-directors Emily Riggert and Rachel Rushing opened in May of 2016, Sunset Art Studios has increased access to the arts in southern Dallas with area partners.

We do this by providing free studio space to artists who identify as a part of marginalized groups and offering free community arts programming to reduce geographic and social barriers of seeing and engaging with art.

Sunset Art Studios continues to evolve and grow prioritizing the need to explore and resist systemic exclusion from the arts. Our strategy for fighting against traditional hegemony in the art world (re: white supremacy and the patriarchy) is made of an inclusive artist sustainability program, residency program, and public programming.


By appointment or during public events.


Street parking and a small parking lot in the back of the building

Public Transportation

A 10 minute walk from the Red Line Tyler Station and very close to DART bus 42 stop at Edgefield and Ferndale.

Additional Files

Listing updated 11/19/19 • Added 11/11/19

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