Originally built in the 1940s as a car dealership, Studio 1608 has a rich history as it evolved into the 2-story treasure it is today. While the first floor currently serves as a national auction house and a frame shop, the second floor has preserved its character by restoring original hardwood floors, and leaving exposed beams for 13-foot ceilings. With 7 working artists studios and a common gallery space, the real charm of Studio 1608 is the community of artists that have flowed through its doors, similar to the La Ruche artist colony in Paris. Celebrating contemporary and emerging artists for 30 years, the space is imbued with creativity and warmth, generating a haven for artists of all kinds to discuss, collaborate, create, and share their work in the heart of West Palm Beach’s Arts District.
Every year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Studio 1608 starts the South Florida Season with our annual November Art Show. Themes and artists ever-changing, it is a beautiful place to see fresh, local art, and the perfect excuse to start holiday shopping. Throughout the season, patrons can meet studio artists while exploring the 7500 square feet of exhibition space, creating a sense of place into this already enriched space. For more information about what's happening, see our Events.
We are always excited to share our space with locals and visitors,
but we are open by appointment only. Questions: Contact Us Here.
This 2022-2023 Season, we have some exciting new shows coming.
Make sure to check out Events.