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 storefronts as galleries, as schools, as studios, museums and community centers. By doing our work in a storefront, we are committing to making both meaning and the creative process part of everyday life in our neighborhood. As an independent artist-run space, all of our funding comes directly from our community - no foundations, no grants, no sponsors. 

At Practice Space you’ll find:

A retail shop
A making/thinking art studio
Exhibition spaces for artists and other cultural practitioners
A place to read, drink tea, have a conversation

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This season's research question: "What is the Idea of North?"

We call Practice Space a research studio because we are always asking questions.  
This winter, our research question is, "What is the Idea of North?"  
Through this question we look at the fictional and romanticized ideas of north alongside the realities of climate change and current political actions impacting our environment.

At the space now:

an exhibition by two women artists who travelled Alaska, the Yukon, and the Arctic Circle. 

a selection of newspaper clippings and a small browsing library of books 

research/artwork/contributions from the public on the topic 

a color palette of blues, silver, sparkly, and white