The five-unit Victorian building at 12 Bridge Street sits at the foot of the Frenchtown Bridge in the heart of Frenchtown’s shopping district with its bookstore, cafes and shops.
Three apartments currently house Frenchtown residents, two more are undergoing renovation, and a third small commercial space will serve as a common area for the residency as well as an art and poetry reading room that will be open to the public during scheduled hours.
- Artist Housing
- Reading Room
- Frontyard Installation Space
The Reading Room is a newly renovated space offering a library of art, poetry, and design books meant to serve as inspiration to artists-in-residence. The initial collection of texts, ranging from the traditional to the obscure, was curated by Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers in Brooklyn, New York. As the newest part of our campus, the Reading Room will occasionally be the site of pop-up exhibitions, poetry readings, and other community events.
The front yard of ArtYard’s 12 Bridge Residency serves as an additional outdoor installation space centrally located on the main street of town. Past installations have included a series of prayer flags commemorating ArtYard’s Order of Every Day Humans Medals project, and an installation of poetry by the inimitable Aracelis Girmay and Jericho Brown.