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.
We believe that connecting materials, people and workspaces in a conscious way makes for good design and craftsmanship.
Who is behind MUSE?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.