Artist Studio Rental
Built in the 1920s as the "Justice of the Peace" office, the structure was redesigned and renovated to function as a short-term living/working studio for painters primarily, with limited adaptability for sculptors, writers, and composers. The situation is intended to complement an atmosphere of creativity and comfortable surroundings. Completely furnished including linen, kitchen, easel and taboret.
Nestled in a private courtyard in the center of the town's arts district, within a few minutes walk of shops and amenities, the location is quiet, secure and private.
While traveling in France on a painting trip one year, Michael and Judy discovered housekeeping accommodations that included studios for working artists. Reasoning that this sort of rental would be good for artists coming to the central Oregon coast, they renovated this historic building from Toledo’s past as County Seat and the old Justice of the Peace building became a snug haven for artists. Just two short blocks up the hill (Toledo is sometimes called little San Francisco) from the sparkling Yaquina Bay, the location is perfect for walking painting trips, boating and birding. 3500 people live in Toledo and the small town atmosphere is friendly and easy to get around with the Post Office, Food Markets and Laundromat facilities all within 3 blocks. Newport and the beach are but a 10 minute drive west with a great working bayfront with many scenic ocean boat tours available. We know you will enjoy the Justice of the Peace building and look forward to meeting you.
Michael and Judy Gibbons
©2007-2014 Gallery Michael Gibbons
A QUIET VOICE IN A NOISY WORLD
Like many of my dedicated artist friends, what I was to do with my life was apparent to me as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t until my early twenties that inquisitiveness and crisis collided, giving birth to opportunity. At that point I could strip enough of other people’s expectations away to see clearly the path I was born for. Now, in my seventh decade, I am comfortable with my reason to be and with my life, I am.”