7 WTC Artists Look For New Studio

7 WTC Artists Look For New Studio

Marcus Robinson and other artists are searching for a new studio space now that 7 WTC has reached full capacity. (Aline Reynolds photo)

Artists using the 48th floor of 7 World Trade Center as studio space are looking for another spot now that the Larry Silverstein skyscraper has reached full capacity with the long-term lease of a global investment firm, reports Aline Reynolds of the Downtown Express.

Half a dozen artists use the space at no charge. Many of the artists have documented the building of the 9/11 Memorial.

For years, Silverstein allowed artists to paint, draw and photograph on the floor for free as part of a tradition dating back to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s artists-in-residence program once housed in the Twin Towers, the report says.

Silverstein said in the report that he was thrilled he was able to provide the space for the artists and his organization is hoping to help them find another studio.

The artists, who were appreciative to Silverstein for allowing them to use the space, will continue to use the floor until January.  

By 9/11 Memorial Staff