PLEASE NOTE:  Currently, there is no studio space available. APPLY NOW to be put on our waiting list! 

The incredible community known as the Tannery Row Artist Colony (TRAC) emerged in 2003 from the former Bona Allen Leather factory.  The founding artists and craftsman of Tannery Row Mercantile shared their vision and skill to make Tannery Row a stunning combination of studio and gallery space.  The spacious (formally) two story building echoes with the charm of Historic Buford, GA.  Located at 554 W. Main Street, the entire facility offers a restaurant, event space, several businesses and ample paved parking. Please visit our event page for scheduled events and more information.
Each space is built adjacent to the outer walls and opens to an impressive corridor of arching ironworks designed by artist Dennis Primm.  Many of the doors, windows and gates entering the studio space have unique variations of this theme.  Inner walls reflect the needs of the individual artist and all are painted.  All of the studios have a least one brick wall that reflects the antique charm of the historic building.  The floors are cement and can be painted or matted at the artist’s expense.  The outer brick walls are flanked with double rows of arched windows making the entire colony bright and airy.  Several spaces feature multiple windows.
Each artist has access to a community kitchen area, Wi-Fi and a large sink area.  The tannery website is and offers information about events, artist profiles and links to each of the artists.


Please contact us for current studio rates and colony dues for a 12’x19’ space per month.  Colony dues are used for maintenance, website, marketing and events pertaining to the group. 
How to submit an application to become a member of Tannery Row Artist Colony:

Spaces are available as working studios.  Artists must be producing fine art work on a steady basis and be able to participate in the activities of the colony. 
1. Portfolio – All applicants must submit photos or website for jurying.  This process is to maintain the goals of the colony to represent fine art and balance the representation of media.
2. Artist Resume – A summary of art education, exhibitions, publications, and awards or acknowledgements is requested.
3. Contribution – Artists with marketing experience, and established clientele are considered beneficial to the goals of the community.  Please state how you can contribute in this area.
Email Portfolio to: