Elgin Artspace Lofts

Artists and arts-related businesses have access to a burgeoning creative community that will flourish with the opening of the Elgin Artspace Lofts in November 2012.

The Artspace project will transform an historic Sears and Roebuck store in downtown Elgin into an arts facility that includes 55 units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families, plus 6,000 square feet of retail and community space for arts-friendly businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Built in 1908 and most recently occupied by Elgin Community College, the old Sears store is bound on the north by DuPage Street and on the south by Fulton Street. The Artspace project will involve renovating the historic structure and linking it to a new three-story addition.

Artspace is a Minneapolis-based not-for-profit real estate development company with a mission to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations.

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January 2012 Out to Lunch Artspace Tour Video >