The role of a residency is to create a spaciousness that allows for the open flow of ideas, for experimentation, and reflection on an individual’s unique artistic process. While it is going to be different for everyone, for me it was a chance to hone my work ethic and focus my energies.
— Resident Alumni Erika Lundahl

The Commons

All rooms and spaces in the main house have radiant in-floor heat. There is also a large wood stove in living room of house as a supplemental heat/cooking system. 

We have a washer and dryer for resident use. Residents are responsible for their own meals. The fully equipped main floor kitchen is shared by Suite, Loft Room, and Gingerbread House residents. Grocery store, banks , library, theater, pubs, post office, etc.  are easy walking distance from Elsewhere. Elsewhere also has bicycles available for residents' use.

ADA Accessibility:  The living spaces at the main Elsewhere site are not wheelchair accessible. However, if you are accepted for a residency and need accessible housing, we can make arrangements for the use of a house a half block from the main facility that is fully ADA compliant for living and studio space.  The main facility is accessible for all communal activities with other artist residents, and for Elsewhere events open to the public.
 Accommodations will be made on request for artists with visual or hearing impairments or any other special needs.
Please email Willow Mannan, Elsewhere ADA Coordinator, for more information at

Full disclosure: We are across the alley from the local bar. It can sometimes be loud on a summer night. We have never had complaints from folks who live here, but want to be up front about it.

Tomatoes is the Elsewhere cat. He loves to cuddle!



The studio space on the Main Floor is shared by the residents in the Loft Room and Gingerbread House .TheSuite (top floor) is living and studio space combined.  The Basement Apartment is also living and studio space combined.  There is a small woodworking shop on the property with table saw, chop saw, and a variety of power and hand tools available for artist use. There are performing art spaces available in Paonia that can be contracted for dance and theater.

Ceramics Studio

We have decided to move the Ceramics Studio off-site to join with a small local ceramic cooperative that started up recently. The new space is about 10 blocks from Elsewhere Studios - one end of a warehouse building that also houses a commercial kitchen. It is easy walkable or bike rideable distance! The new studio has more equipment and space than we had at Elsewhere, and is not located in a living space (which caused some difficulty with dust control, etc.) There is 24/7 access to the space and it includes:

5 wheels, a slab roller, clay mixer, extruder, 3 electric kilns

At some point in the (hopefully!) near future we will be hooking up 2 gas kilns, and a raku kiln. Until then we are limited to Cone 6 oxidation firings.

There is an additional fee for Residents using this studio: $120/month as of August 2017. Please ask for updates.

Clay is available at cost for purchase. Cost of firing is based on kiln space used. Glaze costs TBD. If you are planning to use this studio, please let us know in advance about your equipment and materials needs.

Printing at Elsewhere

Elsewhere has an Epson 3880 Professional Ink Jet Printer, our local branch library has an Epson Artisan 1430 Printer & and Epson Perfection V600 Photoscanner as well as GoPro Camera's (for checkout). Our local branch library has a MAC Computer associated with the equipment listed above & they have some software, too, including the Adobe Creative Suite.

Artists using the Epson 3880 are responsible for providing their own professional ink jet papers & for ink charges calculated based on a square-inch ink use formula (to cover the cost of ink).

The local branch library has it's own charges & requirements for using their Epson Artisan 1430 Printer.

Regular "office" prints can be made at Elsewhere Studios on our Scan/Print/Copy/Fax Epson Workforce WF-3640 ink jet or at Paonia's Branch Library.  B&W prints on office paper are 10cents & Color are 50cents at both Elsewhere (ink jet) & the Library (laser).

Paonia also has a local professional printing company who has done excellent work for our residents making editioned prints, prints of artwork & promotional materials. They can print on various papers and are capable of large scale.

The Main Floor Studio

This studio is approximately 360 sq ft with high ceilings. It has a sink, track lighting, and a loft with library. This studio is shared by residents in the Loft Room and Gingerbread House.

The Loft Room

Small private room (about 9x10 ft with a 5x9ft sleeping loft - queen mattress), with use of main floor studio space (approximately 330 sq ft), and shared kitchen, bath, common area and outside yard. Utilities and WiFi are included. This space is $600/month.

Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is heated by a wood stove in the winter. It is in the shade of large trees in the summer, staying very cool. It shares the kitchen and bath in main house. Also shares the main floor studio space (approximately 330 sq ft). It is approximately 9x11 ft with a 5x9 sleeping loft. Utilities and WiFi are included. This space is $600 a month.

The Suite & STudio

The top floor of Elsewhere. This has living and studio space combined. There are two smaller rooms approximately 9x9 ft each, and a large room about 17x18 ft. It has own full bathroom, and shares kitchen downstairs. This space is $75o/month, utilities and WiFi included.

Basement Apartment & Studio

The bottom floor of Elsewhere. Walkout doors and windows on two sides. Has own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living/studio space. It is home to silkscreen printing equipment that may be used by resident artists. It is also home to the Sauna which is open to the Elsewhere Community one night a week. This space is $850/month, utilities and WiFi included.

Take a tour! Watch the video below: