Aptitude is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Come Explore Aptitude!

A collection of creative studios designed for artists to connect with the community.

We offer new possibilities for shoppers and creators alike inside West Acres Mall.

  • 5 – 9 p.m.

  • 5 – 9 p.m.
  • 12 – 5 p.m.
  • 12 – 5 p.m.

Renting a Studio

Aptitude includes a total of 19 dynamic studio spaces for artists of all backgrounds, career levels, media and practice.

(Check out the following tabs for more info and to submit an interest form.)
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to imagine engagement activities to bring new audiences to their art.
  • Preference is given to artists seeking longer-term studio rentals of six months or more. We will consider short-term leases on a case-by-case basis, given studio availability.
  • Aptitude studio artists who sign longer-term leases of six months or more automatically become Partners of The Arts Partnership, with all the benefits that encompasses.
  • All renters must agree to follow the Aptitude Policies and be respectful of the fact that Aptitude is a shared business space for creatives.

Amenities Include

  • 24/7 access for studio renters
  • Interior mall access
  • 19 studio spaces; 14 featuring 8 ft. walls and an open ceiling and 5 with closed ceilings
  • 1 kiln room
  • Overhead skylights to provide natural light
  • Double door access to parking lot for easy loading and unloading
  • Two restrooms

PLUS

  • Access to West Acres’ 6 MILLION annual visitors
  • Opportunities for special events inside of Aptitude and in partnership with West Acres
  • Scheduled openings for Aptitude every Thursday with select weekend markets
  • An abundance of free parking

Available Studios

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General Interest Form

Fill out this quick form and we will get back to you shortly.

This is not a formal application but an easy step in the right direction. Please include any questions you may have.

Rental Form_Aptitude Creative Studios

Rent

Renting a Studio

Aptitude includes a total of 19 dynamic studio spaces for artists of all backgrounds, career levels, media and practice.

(Check out the following tabs for more info and to submit an interest form.)
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to imagine engagement activities to bring new audiences to their art.
  • Preference is given to artists seeking longer-term studio rentals of six months or more. We will consider short-term leases on a case-by-case basis, given studio availability.
  • Aptitude studio artists who sign longer-term leases of six months or more automatically become Partners of The Arts Partnership, with all the benefits that encompasses.
  • All renters must agree to follow the Aptitude Policies and be respectful of the fact that Aptitude is a shared business space for creatives.
About the Space

Amenities Include

  • 24/7 access for studio renters
  • Interior mall access
  • 19 studio spaces; 14 featuring 8 ft. walls and an open ceiling and 5 with closed ceilings
  • 1 kiln room
  • Overhead skylights to provide natural light
  • Double door access to parking lot for easy loading and unloading
  • Two restrooms

PLUS

  • Access to West Acres’ 6 MILLION annual visitors
  • Opportunities for special events inside of Aptitude and in partnership with West Acres
  • Scheduled openings for Aptitude every Thursday with select weekend markets
  • An abundance of free parking
Prices

Available Studios

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Apply

General Interest Form

Fill out this quick form and we will get back to you shortly.

This is not a formal application but an easy step in the right direction. Please include any questions you may have.

Rental Form_Aptitude Creative Studios

Find us next to Best Buy

Aptitude has the intriguing mystery of the wardrobe in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Our long entryway could dissuade some, but the inviting “Creativity Takes Courage” sign from Fireline Neon Company and Cereal quoting Henri Matisse imprints curiosity despite  initial hesitation.

Once people walk down the hallway, however, a whole new world of charming artist studios opens up to them. Going even further, we want Aptitude to be the place that opens up to the rest of the arts in the community, too.

Read more about what we envision Aptitude to be in “Looking Ahead by Looking Back,” a blog by CEO Dayna Del Val.