Coal Shed Studios was founded in 1999 by artist Tim Rose in an 8,000 square foot historic building, originally used to store coal on the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The Studio became a corporation, Coal Shed Art Studios, LLC in 2017. We were uprooted in 2018 to make way for renovation of the coal sheds, but were happily able to relocate to a slightly larger warehouse a couple blocks away.
The new building provides work and gallery space for 19 artists (and the occasional critter). The eclectic group includes painters, woodworkers, metalworkers, printmakers, photographers, videographers, sculptors, textile artists and more. We changed our name to Mare Island Art Studios to avoid confusion with our new neighbor, Coal Shed Brewery.