Once a manufacturing facility, the Hungerford Building is now home to a large and diverse group of artisans working in a variety of media.
Inside an old factory in the Public Market Business District, on the edge of the Neighborhood of the Arts, you will find paintings, pottery, sculptures, fiber art, prints, photography, jewelry, mixed media art and more.
At least a dozen artisans have studios inside the 210,000-square-foot building that started as the J. Hungerford Smith Company in the 1880s. Maguire Properties purchased the building and subdivided the factory floors into artist studios and small business spaces. Maguire Properties also added signage, an Albert Paley sculpture and an outdoor sitting area.
Each floor of the building has a different look that guests can explore during events that are open to the public—First Friday from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and Second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The building is handicapped accessible and has an elevator operator for First Fridays and Second Saturdays.
The Hungerford Building also hosts The Holidays at The Hungerford, giving people the opportunity to buy their holiday presents from local artisans instead of big box stores or online. The Hungerford Building will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 22, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 and from 5-9 p.m. on Dec. 6.