Inside Lana Lane Studios, construction materials and industrial equipment are everywhere. A bank of vintage motorcycles and old bike parts are assembled outside Minnow Motor Works, Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson’s moped and motorcycle refurbishment shop. Across the warehouse, massive carved wooden panels rest against the wall outside a recording studio where POW! WOW! School of Music director Nicholas Kaleikini plays the piano.
On both floors, an assortment of private studio spaces line the perimeters, each customized with recycled or donated materials by their residents. Front facades range from painted sheet metal to crafted wood to clear plastic.
It’s any given morning at Lana Lane Studios, the neighborhood workspace for local creatives that hosts illustrators, painters, graffiti artists, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, and musicians. What once was an old warehouse storing concrete and car tires was renovated in 2012 by POW! WOW! directors Jasper Wong and Jeffrey Gress into a collaborative space where artists can rent studios at affordable rates.
More information: www.lanalanestudios.com