Artists in search of cheap studio space have resorted to snapping up abandoned churches and tearing out pews to create large-scale installations. Check out sculptor Eric Rudd’s Chapel for Humanity, an epic of over 150 life-size figures and 54 ceiling panels housed in a former Unitarian-Universalist Church in North Adams. Rudd wrote The Art Studio/Loft Manual: For Ambitious Artists and Creators and is often on hand to share his expertise on finding and financing alternative art spaces.
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