Best of Boston

1996 Best Workspace, Artist's

The Castignetti Compound

If you’re a struggling artist who can’t afford a studio, you’re in luck. The Castignetti Compound in the North End wants to give you cheap space, coffee, grant books, computer access, and more. The Compound is a new artists’ collective housed in the hollowed-out shell of a formal-wear store on Endicott Street—sort of a postmodern atelier, where the studio doubles as a gallery, and the main attraction is a bunch of artists working in makeshift open studios There’s no privacy, of course, but there are, form time to time, musical benefits with some great local bands.

67 Endicott Street, Boston, 617-227-7777,