Meeting Room

Next to the public entrance to The Cedars Union Annex is our Meeting Room. As you enter the room, you’ll see our front desk where you can sign up for a membership, check the programing schedule, or buy a t-shirt. This large space is where we hold our public programing, as well as the hands-on workshops for our Members.

The room can hold up to 40 people in chairs or 30 at tables, and is equipped with a full AV System for panel discussions or presentations. There is a conference table where our Members can meet with clients or have a comfortable place to work. The Meeting Room also has a kitchen available for Members with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and ice maker. This room can also be used for event rentals—contact us for more information on rates and scheduling.

Fabrication Lab

The Fab Lab is a shared work area outfitted with three large workbenches that can be rolled out as needed for any project from large to small. The large rear wall can be used for new media, video, photography, and projection work. This room is also home to our Juki commercial sewing machine, and our 7x11” Gordon Letterpress. A selection of projectors, photography, and audio equipment can also be checked out by CU Members to use in this space.

Wet Lab

This centrally located room has a deep shop sink and a floor sink with hot and cold water. From brushes to printmaking screens, we have your creative cleaning needs covered. The Wet Lab also houses safe, flammable materials, hazardous chemical storage and disposal locations. It is also the main storage area for general cleaning supplies for the building.

Mac Lab

The CU Mac Lab is outfitted with an iMac Pro loaded with software tailored to photo, video, and audio editing, a Wacom Intuos for all your digital drawing and sketching needs, and a Loupe Deck for speedy photo editing workflow. It is also the home of our large-format HP Printer/Plotter that is available for all Members. Features include: Full Adobe Suite, Audacity, Blender, Maxwell Studio, Painter, Sketchup, ZBrush, Keyshot 7, and Rhino 6.

PC Lab

The PC Lab has a custom-built PC workstation running Windows 10, designed specifically for computer modeling, rendering, projection mapping, and motion graphics work. This lab also houses our LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer, and our Graphtec CE6000 Plus Vinyl Cutter. Features include: Full Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Lightroom, etc., Autodesk Design Suite including 3DS Max, Autocad, Fusion 360, Maya, Inventor, Mudbox, Rhino 6, Blender, Keyshot 7, Maxwell Studio, Painter, Sketchup, ZBrush, and more.

Studio Hall

The Studio Hall is the community hub and main work space for our Studio Artists. Four sizes of customizable studios are available in two distinct designs. The 8x8 ft. and 8x16 ft. studio options are “micro-studios,” a studio concept designed in-house. They are completely customizable, with movable furniture and storage that can be outfitted to match each artist’s needs. The 10x12 ft. and 10x20 ft. studios that line the outer walls have a more traditional construction with the same level of customization and a french cleat system for storage.

Every studio comes with a large locking tool box, height-adjustable table, stool, movable shelf, and storage cabinet. CU Studio Artists are encouraged to customize the studios to fit their practice and medium.

Wood Shop

Our workshop is outfitted with a full complement of professional quality tools and equipment. The shop layout is designed to maintain safe working conditions for artists, while allowing fast workflow through the shop. A Kaizen organizational process is followed in the CU shop, making it easy to locate and properly store tools and materials for all of our Members, while maximizing efficient use of the space.

Features include: 3HP SawStop professional cabinet table saw, Laguna 14BX bandsaw, Bosch compound miter saw, drill press, scroll saw, 60-gallon 3 HP air compressor, Bosch plunge router, Bosch trim router, Makita drill/driver, Makita palm sanders, Makita belt sander, Makita biscuit joiner, Makita jigsaw, Skilsaw circular saw, Pneumatic Brad Nailers and staple guns, and a full complement of hand tools and mechanics tools.

Each CU Member is trained on proper use and safety for the main tools and equipment in the workshop. Completing this training qualifies Members to continue more in-depth training on each tool in our Members Workshops.