community members


Becoming a Community Member at The CU is perfect for those who need access to tools and workshops and want to stay connected with other artists but do not need micro-studio space. Applicants are accepted year-round.
workshops, classes, programs, and lectures,

    Co-Op membership


    co-op memberships ARE available!

    Co-Op Memberships are a small step toward a long term vision where artist members participate in facility maintenance of The Cedars Union while also being an active CU artist. In return for weekly duties, Co-Op Members receive a free community membership.

    Each Co-Op Member is assigned to a zone to clean or upkeep, requiring an estimated one hour per week. Examples include the kitchen, tech labs, bathrooms, wet lab, etc. To be accepted, members must commit to a six-months of the Co-Op Membership.

    At this time we are not taking applications for Co-Op Membership.


    • 24/7 Artist Access To:
      • A fabrication lab with tools and equipment including a Juki industrial sewing machine, basic photography lighting, projector, a letterpress, small etching press, workspace tables on casters, easels, and more
      • A wet lab with a slop sink and oily waste bin
      • A woodshop with a scroll saw, table saw, and vertical band saw
      • Two tech labs including a PC station, a Mac station, vinyl cutter, plotter, 3D printer, and more
      • Access to professional meeting and event spaces and a shared kitchen
      • 20% discount on all ticketed events
      • Regular demos and workshops on facility and tools
      • Field trips and CU social events
      • Member critiques
      • Annual All-Members Show (if active during exhibition)

      You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

      C.S. Lewis