As workers transition back to the office, the last place anyone wants to be is a dull, dark cubicle between a bunch of strangers at a soulless brown coworking building. Enter BLANC Cowork + Studio, Fort Worth's newest coworking space designed specifically with community, collaboration, and colorful creativity in mind.
How colorful? There's even a Museum of Neon Lights inside. (Read on.)
Perhaps more important are the other extra features that are hard to come by in Fort Worth: photo and video studios that can be booked by the hour by anyone who might need one, without a membership to the whole place. Some photographers and videographers (gasp!) drive all the way to Dallas for studio jobs.
"Conceived with the Fort Worth creative community in mind, the 7,000-square-foot converted industrial collaborative workspace and studio is equipped to support photography, video, visual art, and other creative musings," says a release.
Located at 2212 W. Peter Smith St. near the buzzy Near Southside and South Main areas, BLANC opened amid the pandemic but will host a grand opening celebration 2-6 pm Saturday, July 10.
“The creative community is growing in Fort Worth, and it's exciting to be a part of it," says BLANC co-founder George Apodaca in the release. "We want to do our part to help it continue to move forward."
Features of the space include:
- Studio A - 1,000-square-foot fully equipped production studio with white cyc wall and RGB lighting
- Studio B - 408-square-foot photography or production studio with ample natural light
- Studio C - 310-square-foot turnkey studio, sound-treated with pre-lit green screen and various backgrounds
- BLANC Space - 2,500-square-foot industrial open-concept shooting area with natural light and various backdrops
- Kitchen - 450-square-foot industrial loft-style kitchen with ample natural light
- 12 hot desks
- 10 dedicated desks
- 3 private offices
According to the website, memberships range from $225 per month for shared desks to $750 per month for private offices.
But booking the photo or video studio only requires a two-hour commitment, easily enough time to produce an award-winning YouTube makeup tutorial or viral TikTok fitness vid. Prices range from $75 to $100 per hour.
You can also rent the kitchen for your Chopped audition tape for $75 per hour with a two-hour minimum.
And, about that The Museum of Neon Lights — they call it “an utterly immersive photo-ready art experience.” Totes Instagrammy.
The public can check it all out at the July 10 grand opening, which will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, raffle giveaways, live music, food from local vendors, studio tours, and interactive art experiences.
For more information, visit the website.