Multi-Use Studio Experiment in Housatonic, MA



The history and future of MUSE and our 1850’s mill on the Housatonic river


What is MUSE?



MUSE stands for Multi-Use Studio Experiment. It is a place where professional craftspeople, designers and artists can work and thrive. MUSE contains several small creative businesses, rentable studio spaces for craftspeople and artists, including a textile studio and wood shop and showroom.



Where is it?


Find us wedged between the railroad tracks and river at the corner of Park Street and Front street in Housatonic, MA. Located in the former Monument Mills, MUSE was created with an eye toward continuing the legacy of craft in the Berkshires and furthering bonds between the community of Housatonic and the mills that have helped define the area’s history and landscape. The building has been a hub of creative activity since 1850, and we aim to keep that alive.



Our beliefs


We believe that connecting materials, people and workspaces in a conscious way makes for good design and craftsmanship.



Who is behind MUSE?


MUSE started out as Studio for Integrated Craft, founded by Asher and Jamie Hart Israelow in 2018 with the goal of fostering a professional creative community and housing their own small design businesses, Asher Israelow Studio and Hart textiles



Say hey

call us at 413.274.5068
write to PO Box 795, Housatonic, MA 01236



Rental inquiries


Email for a rental application, tour, and space rates. In 2018 we received a Collaborative Workspace Grant from Mass Development to renovate the building. Spaces are already available for rent and we look forward to opening to the public at the end of Summer 2019. Fill out our application and we will contact you to schedule a visit.