A creative space, in an historic place.
Smokestack Studios is a collective studio of artists housed in Fall River’s historic Metacomet Mill. The studio was established in 2007 when Rosanne Somerson, Alphonse Mattia, Charlie Swanson, and Eck Follen merged their studios together to form a collective space. Since then, the studio has housed numerous artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.
Metacomet Mill, built in 1847, is Fall River’s oldest standing textile mill. It sits directly above the Quequechan River, and looks out under the Braga Bridge into Battleship cove.
The studio houses individual artist spaces, as well as a shared comprehensive woodshop, metalshop, spray booth, kitchen, and gallery space.
192 Anawan St.
Fall River, MA 02721
by appointment, contact artists individually
All resident artists have access to our shared spaces:
Our woodshop measures 2280 sq ft and features two bandsaws, a table saw, lathe, joiner, planer, mortiser, 2 drill presses, double basin sink, belt disc and oscillating sanders
Our metalshop is 413 sq feet and features MIG, TIG, and OxyAcetelene setups, plasma torch, disc and bench sanders, break, slip roller, roll bender, hossfeld bender, 6'x6' welding table, metal band saw, chop saw, jump shear, and drill press
Spray booth is 313 square feet and provides a ventilated space to safely paint and finish projects
our appx 900 sq foot gallery space is great for showing work to clients or for photographing work
Each resident has a personal shelf in the kitchen, our kitchen is equipped with fridge, coffee maker, sink, microwave, storage, and large dining/meeting table
residents have access to two large frieght elevators to move equipment, works, and materials
All studios are equipped with compressed air. Rental rates include access to shared spaces, tools/machines, and utilities.
690 sq feet
corner windows, separated alcove, may be rented solo or shared by multiple occupants
330 sq ft
windows on end wall, may be rented solo or shared by 2 occupants
330 square feet shared (165 sq ft each)
end wall windows, 1/2 space is currently occupied by one occupant, space will be shared
These are some of the artists that have created work in our space: