Local nonprofit, ArtReach Orlando (Facebook | Website), has recently purchased a warehouse in Parramore in the hopes of transforming it into studios for Orlando visual artists. ArtReach is a non-profit organization that provides art programming to children in under-served communities of Orange County, whether in schools, the streets, or via their mobile art truck.
The 10,000 SF building is located at 1000 Arlington Street [GMap] and was, up until recently, the home of Pinto’s Auto. The plans for the new concept are currently being submitted to the City for approval and were drafted by local architect Ryan Young and will be built by Interstruct Inc. (Website). We have an early draft of the layout below.
McRae Artist Studios, who recently lost their long-time warehouse in Winter Park, are in talks with ArtReach to become the tenant at the new space. The expected date of completion for the warehouse build-out is the first quarter of 2017.
The new studios will be just up the street from the new Parramore K-8 school, and both McRae and ArtReach are planning to host after school art workshops for the students and neighbors.