Jon and Jolie McGrath bought what we now call The Bell Tower Studios in January of 2009. After living in the York neighborhood and driving by the building for several years, we fell in love with the idea of owning this Bellingham landmark. And now it’s our privilege to share this historic building with the art and dance community of Bellingham. This is a great building with a fascinating history. We’d love to share it with you.
Located at 1430 North Garden Street, The Bell Tower Studios offer a 1100 square foot maple dance floor with mirrors and a stereo system available for rent by the hour for individual practice or to lease for teaching classes. Our price is $15/hour. (ask about discounted rates for ‘off-peak’ hours) This is a ‘sprung’ dance floor which is easy on the joints. We have two bathrooms, a water dispenser and storage cubicles for personal belongings to be stored during classes. We have 30 folding chairs for renter use at no extra charge. We also lease the space out for special events, fundraisers and parties.
We also have individual art studio spaces for rent on a month-to-month basis. The lease prices include all utilities and twenty-four/seven access. Prices run from $150 to $350 and sizes range from about 80 square feet to more than 200 square feet. Access to our wireless internet connection is also available.
Parking is nearby, plentiful and free. We’re two blocks from the WTA’s downtown terminal and three blocks from the Bellingham Public Market.