The Muskegon Innovation Hub provides services and space to entrepreneurs and now offers space to local artists looking to create.
“We’re quite a bit different in terms of who we are and how we function,” said Kevin Ricco, the Hub’s Director. “We specifically cater to the needs of the Lakeshore, which has been a focus of ours over the past several years.”
An old fuel cell room, which had been a large industrial space, was remodeled to feature five semi-private artist studio spaces.
The team at the Hub noticed a lack of affordable studio space in the area for local artists and reached out to the community to assess the need for such spaces. After collaborating with artists who use mediums from painting to sculpting, and more, the team was able to successfully remodel the space to fit the community's needs.
Ricco said affordable studio space allows for artists to work freely and create pieces in their own semi-private space.