Membership

Western Avenue Studios Artist Association (WASAA) was formed to pool Tenant resources and promote and protect the interests of tenant artists. WASAA works to enhance the community experience at Western Avenue Studios. WASAA also works with the BVP LLC, the Loading Dock Gallery, and the Onyx Room to promote the larger community awareness of Western Avenue Studios, the Artists and their art.

The annual membership period begins July 1 and ends June 30. All payments are due as of July 30. Payment plans are available, but you must contact the WASAA treasurer about making arrangements. Any new members joining during the year will be given a prorated membership based on the month they begin renting their studio until June. The cost will be $4.17 per month if they join at Tier 1 or $7.08 per month if they join at Tier 2. Dues are not refundable if you leave during the fiscal year of July 1 – June 30.

Membership is assigned to individual artists, so multiple-tenant units would require separate memberships for each tenant who wishes to take advantage of member benefits.

Membership provides several types of benefits: voting rights on issues that affect Western Avenue Studios and the Association; access to WASAA online groups (private); discounts on specific merchant and museum sales; promotional materials for member artists and member events; and WASAA community events. WASAA promoted events include but are not limited to: First Saturday Open Studios, Holiday Open Studios, and other studio events developed and voted on by membership.

Any tenant in a studio open during Open Studios without current WASAA membership and proper Tier status will be considered to be in default under the terms of the Lease Agreement.

WASAA Membership is available to Tenants as a choice between two tiers.

TIER 1 Membership: $50.00

Members receive the benefits of participating in the WASAA community including: voting rights, WAS advertising, discounted sales, participation in events, access to www.westernaveartists.org and access to the WASAA Facebook Group.

Members may not open during WAS Open Studios unless adhering to the exception.

Exception: Members may pay a $10 fee per Open Studios date if they choose to open.

     TIER 2 Membership: $85.00

Members receive the benefits of participating in the WASAA community including WAS advertising, discounted sales, participation in events, access to www.westernaveartists.org and access to WASAA Facebook group.

Members may open during all WAS Open Studios. The addition of $35 to the Tier 1 Membership fee pays for specific advantages to visitors during Open Studios. $35 helps to fund a shuttle service to off-site parking – allowing for greater parking access for visitors and provides stipends to guides trained to assist visitors.