I think that Elsewhere brought on a relaxed and clear focus while I was there. The city (maybe it is a town) is filled with...dare I say...cool people, and it is what a small town should be. I have been to many art residencies around the world and Elsewhere is special. It is a sum greater than its parts. There is a sense of community and peace there. After a hard day’s work of writing I liked to open the window at dusk and let the silence creep in and sooth my soul
— Resident Alumni Micheal

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 kitchen is shared by all residents. Grocery store, banks , library, theater, pubs, post office, etc.  are easy walking distance from Elsewhere. Elsewhere also hasbicycles 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 info@elsewherestudios.org

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 .The  Suite (top floor) is living and studio space combined.  The Basement Apartment is also living and studio space combined. It is also home to the Ceramic Studio, available for resident use.  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.

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.

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 has option to share 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

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, but 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 also home to the Ceramic Studio, which is available to other residents,  as well as the Sauna which is open to the Elsewhere Community one night a week. This space is $850/month, utilities and WiFi included.

More photos to come!