Document Type

Case Study

Publication Date



Samuel Farrazaino; Gail Howard


Susan Kunimatsu


As a result of his own search for affordable, appropriately-sized workspace, sculptor Samuel Farrazaino became the accidental developer of artists’ studios. After subdividing leased spaces in two buildings in downtown and West Seattle, in 2006, he purchased an old World War II-era factory building in the industrial neighborhood of Georgetown on Seattle’s south side. Investing his own money and years of sweat equity in the face of financial and environmental challenges, Farrazaino and a team of like-minded artists built Equinox Studios. In the course of building a home for working artists, he created a thriving business enterprise and a mutually supportive community.

Organization or Event

Equinox Studios

Form of Entity

For Profit, Other

Area of Activity

Venue/Facility, Services for Artists, Arts in Community Development

Artistic Discipline

Visual Arts, Dance, Multidisciplinary Arts