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Ellen and Tom Flynn
Owners

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as working parents with an interest

in, and talent for the arts, for years Ellen and
Tom Flynn knew all too well the challenges
faced by amateur artists. Professional artists
have their own home studio, or are able to
rent studio space in bigger studio facilities
like The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, or
The Cigar Factory in Allentown.
"So our concept was that there shouldn't
be a barrier to people who are essentially
artists but don't make their living as such,"
Tom says. "Why should they not be able to
create?" Ellen and Tom Flynn decided to
open The Art Establishment in the heart of
Fountain Hill, right where they live.
Amateur artists can come and use their
space to work independently or take
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advantage of their excellent local instructors
if they want to learn, work through a specific
problem, or just grow as an artist. They have
access to a dark room as well as spaces for
pottery, printmaking, painting, and drawing.
"There's a lot of artists out there who love
art, have always loved art," Ellen says,
"but they have jobs and families and don't
have the luxury of studio space in their
home, or the time or financial commitment
for all of that."
Tailored for artists to have the studio space
and professional-grade equipment on their
own terms, they can have access by the hour
rather than being locked into studio space
for 6 months or a year at a time. The Art
Establishment also offers a menu of helpful

options, including daily, weekly, and
monthly terms.
Being amateur artists themselves (Tom an
oil painter and Ellen a film photographer),
they are thrilled to offer affordable and
flexible studio space to the community, and
have developed several programs for adults
and kids of all ages. One program that is
particularly meaningful to them is an art
class for people with developmental and
intellectual disabilities offered on Saturdays.
A gallery show featuring work by special
needs artists will be held in March.
Learn more at
theartestablishmentstudios.com.


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