Sala752 is a space dedicated to artists and creative people. We host short and long-term residencies offering artists a live/work space under one roof. The 50m2 building built in 1922, was formerly a general store and later a family home. It has now been architect re-designed to accommodate artists who would like to focus on their practice in a small community, a low-key village, in South-East Poland.
StorySala752 founders' great-grandfather built what is now Sala752 to run a general store. Later, it was where their grandparents lived and their mother grew up. 'Sala' is the family name of the founders' grandfather but also the Polish word for 'room'. In August 2018, the space was used for the first time by an artist as a summer work space. On the night of the ‘open studio’, the founding members of Sala752 thought to continue and aid the energy that was created during that first event by developing the space uniquely for artistic activity. It has now been architect re-designed to accommodate artists and creatives who would like to focus on their practice in this unique space.
SpaceThe interior has been refurbished sensitively with some original features preserved and taking inspiration from people who were connected with Sala752 from its beginning. The paint on the walls is the original one from 1922 with marks from the store shelves still visible, the kitchen cupboards are made of the wood reclaimed from the floor boards, colour of the main door is the colour of the porch made by Sala752 founders' grandfather, bathroom ceiling is the colour of grandma's favourite scarf and the Italian terrazzo tiles - a tribute to the founders’ father who worked in the marble industry.
Sala752 consists of one open-plan room (sala) that’s about 45m2 with a fully equipped kitchen wall, a storage space and a small, beautiful bathroom with a walk-in shower. A real bonus is the underfloor heating. All furniture is modular and easy to configure in different ways, which makes Sala752 a very flexible, versatile space.