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Artist Studio Rental

Historic Justice of the Peace Studio
Historic Justice of the Peace Building

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

"Justice of the Peace" studio upstairs photo

"Justice of the Peace" studio downstairs photo

The “Justice of the Peace” Studio

Studio/apartment located behind Michael’s studio.


$350………………………1 week  

$650………………………2 weeks

$1000…………………… 3 weeks

Maximum stay.………3 weeks


Michael Gibbons Office
Old Church studio 
199 NE FirstStreet
Toledo, OR 97391

(541) 336-2797


*Refundable-applicable to rent total with approval of condition of unit upon vacating premises.



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