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.
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    community members

    Community Artist Memberships receive many of the benefits of a Studio Artist, but instead work in the shared workspaces without a personal studio while being part of the artist community. Community Membership applicants are accepted year round.


    • 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
      • Member critiques
      • Field trips and CU social events
      • Annual All-Members Show (if active during the exhibition)

      Expanded Programming

      Discover a wealth of opportunities with our new programming schedule at The Cedars Union. As community members, you'll unlock access to engaging workshops, insightful demos, thought-provoking lectures, constructive critiques, and various other creative avenues. Join us to learn, create, and be part of our vibrant artistic community! Check out our Calendar for the latest upcoming events. 

      Membership Rates

      Our Community Membership is available at $80 per month with a 6-month commitment or $100 for a month-to-month option. Recent graduates, within one year of leaving school, are eligible for one free month with a 6-month membership. All Community Members are required to complete Annex orientation before receiving their access cards for the building, and must complete wood shop safety training before having access to the woodshop.

      Apply Now 6 Month Rate $80 per month

      Apply Now 1 month rate $100 per month

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