American Steel Studios has two distinctly different warehouses. The first is an industrial paradise with high clearance, bridge cranes, drive through truck access and roll-up doors all around. The second is a less industrial space for more technical work and is flooded with natural light.
Founded by Karen Cusolito who is also a founding member of the Oakland Makers, on the advisory board for the Crucible, on the Board of the West Oakland Commerce Association. She is a large-scale industrial artist who works primarily with steel and the concepts of nature and humanity. In 2013 she was honored to be the recipient of the Alameda County Arts Leadership Award.