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Think of it as rentable private studios that offer everything you need from food, coffee, art materials, music, and of course, space.
“It’s a massive creative space where you’re not, you know, bumping elbows with everybody, and it feels like it’s yours when you walk in,” Brad says.
However, there are benefits to socializing beyond the art room. Creatives can gather at the in-house cafe or listen to live music and talk about what they’re working on or maybe get encouragement through a creative block. The only thing the artist needs to bring is inspiration and room fee.
Brad says the idea for Brightside Studios, which is located at 839 East Camelback Road grew from his work painting a mural for their first child in his nursery.
“I was always into art,” he says. “I limited myself to sketching and drawing because one, I just couldn’t afford the paint, and it felt messy and I didn’t want to ruin the carpet in the house.”
The mural may have been Brad’s introduction to painting, but the experience had an added benefit. His job at a marketing agency at the time had him stressed out. “I just didn’t have a therapeutic outlet for myself. I found that painting was it for me. And so, from there, Vanessa and I kind of thought, well, if it works for me, it’s going to work for other people.”
The couple is originally from Phoenix but left in 2014 after they got married. “We moved to Nashville for a little bit. But then most of our families are here on both of our sides. So, we moved back and we’ve been back ever…
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