In 2005, Françoise Calcagno, French-born but Venetian by adoption, opened this space, midway between an artist’s studio and an art gallery, in the heart of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto; the Art Studio is used by the artist and gallery owner herself not only to create and display her work, but also and especially to start dialogues with the city where she lives and works. The art gallery has become a meeting place and exhibition space for other artists, who have the opportunity to display their work and compare their artistic research; it is a space for discussions, readings, a laboratory for ideas and projects.