The Artist Suites at Flashback Theater are studio and offices that allow artists of all types the opportunity to work in a creative and collaborative atmosphere.

About the Location

Located at 400 East Mount Vernon Street in downtown Somerset, the Artist Suites are on the corner of E. Mount Vernon Street and College Street. Next door are performing arts organizations Flashback Theater and McNeil Music Center.

Artist Studios

Studios are available for artists to lease on a monthly basis and include access to shared resources of the building. Three studios are located within a suite, allowing for a community feel amongst the resident artists. Additionally, there are two private studios that allow for quieter work but still has a connection to the community of the building.

The Corner Gallery

The Corner Gallery is a public space for artists to showcase their work. This exhibit space is the ideal size for artists that want to do a smaller show around a theme, or for artists that are just beginning to build their portfolio of show-ready pieces. Gallery shows ideally coincide with the theater season, allowing for FbTC’s audiences to browse an exhibit during intermissions.

About the Artists

Each of the artists are able to come and go as they please. They each use the space to work on their chosen art form and run their business.

Brian Covert, Art by Brian

Brian Covert works in the shared artist suite, teaching art lessons and planning his commissioned works. His business, Art by Brian, offers custom art done by commission and art lessons. Options include paintings, portraits, murals, and logo design. Brian’s work can also be found around town; he has created murals for Flashback Theater, Bray’s Diner, and the Book and CD Hut.

Jade Ellis, A Bazaar Universe

In the shared sewing studio, Jade Ellis creates clothing and accessories for A Bazaar Universe, Where everything is upcycled! From the clothing sold, to the hangers and racks, and even the tent – Everything in A Bazaar Universe is recycled. Nothing is imported or manufactured from new materials. ┬áThe inventory is a plethora of wearable art, handmade by Jade and Delia from recycled fabrics. Upcycled, Repurposed, Repaired, Gently Loved, and Vintage clothing and accessories for ALL shapes, sizes, and genders are also included in A Bazaar Universe’s inventory.

Amber Frangos, Resident Playwright

Situated in one of the private studios, Amber uses her space in the Artist Suites to research, draft, and refine her plays. The world premiere production of her play Rosies: The Women Who Riveted the Nation was last May at Flashback Theater.