A storefront research studio for art and design.

Practice Space is a storefront for art, design, and research located in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are an artist-run space that is part of a movement of people experimenting with the storefront-as-gallery, -school, -studio, -museum, and -community center. By doing our work in a storefront, we are committing to being transparent about the process and labor of creativity. As an independent artist-run space, all of our funding comes directly from our community. As a business, we are committed to sustainability - financial, emotional, physical, and environmental - and to making a space in the economy for our work and values.

At Practice Space you’ll find:

Our design studio

A shop with useful objects made by artists and designers

Visiting artists and other cultural practitioners

Our library of books and zines


Thursday 12-7

Friday 12-7

Saturday 11-7

Upcoming Workshops:

This season's research question: "When is Color Material?"


We call Practice Space a research studio because we are always asking questions.  

This spring and summer, our research question is, "When is Color Material?"  

At the space right now:

artist-made art supplies

plant-dyed apparel

wood-fired ceramics

reusable useful objects

a local and international selection of zines