Artist Resources

The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District offers many resources to artists in our area. Explore opportunities to promote, display, create and teach art here in NOTO.

Avant Garde Underground

The Avant Garde Underground is an opportunity for artists to be a part of the NOTO Arts Center in a cooperative manner. In addition to shared artwork space, studios, a classroom, and other facility resources, the Avant Garde Underground is a partnership whereby artists contribute to NOTO’s mission and serve as ambassadors for the NOTO organization.

Artists benefit from NOTO guest relations staff who provide visitors information about the NOTO district, events and activities, and exhibits at the Arts Center, which includes art located in the Avant Garde Underground. The NOTO organization also provides significant exposure to artist through comprehensive marketing approaches. Finally, artists benefit from being a part of an award-winning facility that is clean, safe and maintained; a place for them to not only work, but to exhibit their art.

An annual Friends of NOTO membership (cost of $50) is required for all Avant Garde Underground artists. Artists can choose from two different Avant Garde membership types.

Membership Types

Studio Artists

The Avant Garde Underground has two private studio spaces of approximately 330 square feet each.  In addition to a secure studio, tenants enjoy significant benefits, including signage and 24-hour building access.

Studio artists include:
785 Arts, Inc
Lisa LaRue Baker

Studio to Lease – The second studio is currently for lease:

Artists Cooperative

Artist Cooperative members have access to many of the NOTO Arts Center resources. Access to the facility is limited to public hours when NOTO staff are available. Membership is a per month financial commitment of which a portion may be via volunteer service to the NOTO organization.

  • Financial and Volunteer – $25 + 2 hours volunteer service per month.
  • Financial Only – $50 per month

For more information:

Artist Application to Exhibit

Artists are invited to submit an application to exhibit in the Morris Art Gallery.


Interested in sharing your passion and expertise? Artists are invited to submit an application to teach art classes. 

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