Opened in June 2022, Studio 210 is a regional arts event space created by Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage and Arts in Hand Gallery. Studio 210 is located above the Gallery in historic downtown Spooner and is managed by the AIH Gallery Management Committee.
“We are very pleased to bring this new facility to the area and look forward to seeing how the creative community can use it to connect with all those that live in Northwest Wisconsin.”
– WNHP Board of Directors
“We are here to help you make use of this new facility.”
– AIH Gallery Management Committee
Availability and Use
Studio 210 is a place to teach art classes, offer art-based workshops, have art shows and host cultural events that help artists connect to our greater Northwest Wisconsin community. Arts in Hand Gallery and Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage members are given priority for using the event space. Regional art groups and artists are also invited to request reservations, based on availability. Room use is reviewed by the AIH Gallery Management Committee and granted for purposes of teaching classes and workshops, community arts education, and cultural events that are advertised and open to the public, but not for personal business use or private events.
Studio 210 hours of operation are coordinated with hours that the AIH Gallery is open — typically 7 days / week during spring, summer and fall, with more limited winter hours. Hours may be open longer upon special request and approval by the Gallery Management Committee.
Reservations are made for the entire event space, which consists of three rooms:
- The Exhibit Room is the largest (37’x15’) and is ideal for a large event or class.
- The Drawing Room is a classroom setting (12’x18’) for small-group activities.
- The Aqua Room is a wet classroom space (12’x 12’) — accessible to both the Exhibit and Drawing rooms — and perfect for a pottery class.
Tables and chairs are provided in all areas for set-up as needed, with good lighting and plenty of electrical outlets.
There is a bathroom onsite, and the event space includes a large sink and counter space. Because of limited “kitchen” amenities, Studio 210 cannot accommodate catered events.
The event space is on the second floor of an historic building and is not handicapped accessible. Wi-Fi is available for artists, groups and individuals who choose to make web conferencing available to remote participants. Each member or individual must provide their own video conferencing equipment.
Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited throughout Studio 210.
Members, artists and groups using the space are responsible for set-up and clean-up.
Security Deposit and Fees:
For all events, there is a $25 security deposit payable by check to “NWHP”, which is due once a reservation has been reviewed and approved by the Gallery Management Committee. The deposit is held by the Committee and returned if the event is canceled a minimum of 48 hours before the reserved time, or after Studio 210 is inspected once the event is finished.
As a special benefit, all Arts in Hand Gallery and Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage members have unlimited, no-cost access to Studio 210 for teaching classes and workshops that are advertised and open to the general public for enrollment.
All other uses are based on the following types of memberships and rates:
- Arts in Hand Gallery members receive 16 hours free per year; the cost for additional hours is $25/hour or $200 for all day (eight hours or more).
- Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage members receive 8 hours free per year; the cost for additional hours is $35/hour or $280 for all day (8 hours or more).
- For other regional groups and artists, the cost is $50/hour or $350 for all day (8 hours or more).
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How to Reserve Studio 210
To request a reservation at Studio 210, fill out the Studio 210 Reservation [Studio 210 Room Reservation] Form, including a description of the planned use of the space by the member artist, sponsoring organization, or individual.
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Please make your reservation request at least 30 days in advance, if possible, and up to 12 months in advance of the event.
All requests for using Studio 210 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to Arts in Hand Gallery and Wisconsin Northwest Heritage Passage members and provided the event does not interfere with Arts in Hand Gallery business and other building tenants. We reserve the right to decline use of Studio 210 by any person or group for any event that does not align with our vision and purpose for this event space. We follow all applicable equal opportunity laws.
A Gallery Management Committee member will follow up as soon as possible with any questions and the status of the reservation request. Confirmed reservations will be sent “Studio 210 Rules and Instructions” for using the space.
Important Note to Artists
Art classes and workshops are the sole responsibility of the artist (to define the event, set the times, conditions, pricing etc.). WNHP or the AIH Gallery cannot get involved in “selling” for these events. We will promote and collect money (cash and check only) at the Arts in Hand Gallery on behalf of the artist, an important distinction to ensure you remain independent and the Gallery does not need to collect any fees for these events. We encourage artists to share and “like” Facebook promotions that are posted on our AIH page, and we also ask artists to post and promote their upcoming classes on their social media and websites.
If you wish to teach, we will need a sample of what is to be created in class for use in the Gallery promotions. A Committee member will contact you after your reservation form has been received.
After an Event
As an all-volunteer organization, WNHP and Arts in Hand Gallery do not have the resources to offer cleaning services after each event. We ask all members, groups and individuals using the space to ensure Studio 210 is ready for future use. Our expectation is that the event space will be left the way you found it.
After the event, a Gallery Management Committee member will complete an inspection. The security deposit will be returned once the Committee has approved the reimbursement, usually within two weeks.