Hello friends, community members and art lovers,

The adventure in creating this community art in industry resource began in 2009 when American Steel Studios was founded. The creation of American Steel Studios brought to life a truly vibrant community, a place for learning and creative exploration, and literally TONS of art; sculpture, furniture, jewelry, fashion, painting, photography, screen printing and more. All in the heart of West Oakland.

We enjoyed numerous collaborative projects with our neighbors and our city, teaching youth, beautifying our neighborhood and forming strong and lasting partnerships.

The November 2016 sale of the American Steel building has heralded change include the property management of the building. The new owners, 11 West, are working with Ventura Partners to manage the property. Please direct any inquiries about the property to them.

The new changes in ownership and management have precipitated the American Steel Studios community disbanding as a formal entity. We are grateful to have had such an incredible journey over the years, and we each look forward to the next adventure in life and art.

~ Karen Cusolito