emerging and established artists have lived and worked at 35 Claver Place in
the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is now an established
work/live loft building that did not start out that way.
original purpose of the building was to house the original Inverso
Warehousing, Inc. that was to provide storage space for office furniture and
equipment; and, offices for Chamberlain Moving and Trucking.Of course, as soon as both businesses moved into the building, the
storage market from outside the city dried up leaving a lot of red ink
empty space, it was Anthony’s idea to look for people who could use the
space productively.So, it
slowly started with 2 artists tenants that had ‘floor through’ spaces, at
that time.As years went by,
repairs and improvements were added by both us and the artist tenants and
the floor through were divided into smaller yet still large spaces.As some of the artist tenants moved on, the fixtures were purchased
by incoming tenants.Slowly but
surely, the certificate of occupancy was granted in 2001.
A few years
back, in 2005, the artist residents, at that time, organized themselves to
participate in the SONYA Studio Stroll and we sponsored this event from the
very beginning. It has become a
tradition here at 35 Claver Place and our yearly ‘Special Event’.
It was not
an easy road, by no means but we are very proud of the artist residents that
work and live here and the atmosphere that resides in the building.
introduce you to the amazing artist residents who reside and create here: