The Mine at 300 S. Anderson is an art space housing a diverse collection of studios and offices for designers, artists, and makers of all types. A new addition to the up-and-coming “East Bank” district just across the LA River from the downtown arts district, the Mine is part of a growing community of art spaces, studios, and galleries moving into the neighborhood.

Housed in a beautiful 1950 bow truss warehouse, the space has been outfitted to accommodate everything from small design offices to larger fabrication shops and fine art studios. The “shop floor” is a 20,000 square foot space comprising 14 shops and studios of various kinds, as well as a large “flex space” area to accomodate large scale builds. Each space is private and secure. All studios are accessed via oversized sliding doors that can accommodate the easy movement of large canvases and art pieces. Everyone shares access to a large, outdoor loading dock area with three high docks, ramp access, and loading zone parking.

The space was concieved as a way for smaller or independent art and design professionals to have a chance to set up their home base in this vibrant part of the city, near other artists. Sharing space and resources is an affordable and convenient way to do that.

The offices have a similar clean aesthetic. With minimalist common areas and a shared entry up front, the offices themselves are blank “white-box” spaces that tenants can outfit to meet their needs and mold to their own style.

Just a short bike ride across the 4th Street Bridge is a wealth of coffee shops, lunch spots, galleries and dinner destinations including Stumptown and Blue Bottle coffee shops; Zinc, Pizzanista, Breadlounge or Urth Cafe for lunch; Villains or Tony’s for cocktails; and both Church & State and Bestia are award-winning dinner spots.