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The Alameda ArtWorks was originally a San Jose municipal building used as an auditorium for meetings, conferences, expositions, and theatrical and musical performances. Since then, it has gone through several transformations. At one time the long, open, arena-like space served as a ballroom and dance hall. Some San Jose residents remember it as the Auditorium Roller Rink. When the rink closed, the building's decades-long history as an activities center temporarily ended.


In 1991, Mr. Falko Forbrich purchased the building and converted it to studios which now provide workspace for dozens of artists working in a wide range of mediums. The beautifully refinished hardwood floors in the wide hall are the original surface on which San Jose skaters happily whirled.


The artwork produced, creative art classes taught in the sunny, skylit studios, our Open Studios, and other events have once again revived the building's energy and vitality.


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Don't miss out on our seasonal Open Studios! Where a participating artist will open up their sacred studios, especially for YOU! You can come to visit, enjoy, and purchase beautiful art and chat with the artists.  Make sure to subscribe to our not-too-frequent mailing list so you'll be the first one to know about special events and exclusive offers!


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Unfortunately, we do not have any studio rentals available at this time.

1068 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

We are located directly behind Recycle Bookstore.

You may also enter our parking lot through the entrance on Garland Avenue.

* The Alameda Artworks is not open to the public unless otherwise invited by the artist or an Open Studios art event is being held.

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