The Studios

Var Studios was established in 2014 and is home to 72 professional artists. Located in the heart of the Walker's Point neighborhood, the studios are housed across Var Gallery's two facilities on 2nd and 5th  Street. 


Var Studios is a multi-disciplinary creative home for artists across mediums and offers a hub for Milwaukee's vibrant artist community in addition to inspiring workspaces. Ranging from 200-500 square feet, Var Studios offers private, shared, and open concept spaces with an array of features, some include high ceilings, large windows with natural sunlight and inspiring views of the neighborhood.


Community Access: ​​

All resident artists have 24/7 access to studio units, a full wood shop, kiln, spray booth and common areas such as the deck and two kitchens. Small and large newly renovated workspaces are continually being built out. 


Var Studios takes pride in offering affordable spaces for professional artists to work and create. For more information on available studios and rates, please fill out this form.


Open Studios

Var Studios hosts Open Studios events twice a year. Resident artists open their studios to showcase their finished and in progress artworks, connect with fellow artists, and celebrate with the Milwaukee community. This event is free and open to the public. 


Next Open Studios Event: Saturday, September 24th from 4-9 PM