2212-24 S Jefferson has been renovated incrementally over the years. Building by building, studio by studio, the Canyon Run Complex (named for its former long-time occupant) has been transformed to meet the needs of artists and small businesses alike. Construction culminated in 2020 with the completion of the 2222 building, which is now home to ten individual studios anchored by a storefront.
The art-filled space offers studios ranging in size from 150 to 1,200 square feet, with features like exposed brick, concrete floors, and oversized windows that speak to the building’s history, juxtaposed with modern amenities such as key card & mobile phone access, internet, and new restroom facilities. The building has a new roof with insulation as of 2018, and the parking lot was re-surfaced in 2017. Most studios are accompanied by a dedicated off-street parking space, and abundant street parking is available on Jefferson.
Meet the Artists & Makers at Canyon Run
Artist and creator Jason Hanson took a 20-year educational detour in the world of tech before returning to painting full-time in 2020. His portrait work is big, bold, and colorful. Jason’s work offers a portal to wholeness, singing light on sex, sex workers, kink, trans people, and artists who’ve been pushed to the edges of society. Jason is seeking art representation by a gallery, dealer, broker, or online art sales guru. Please contact him if you know a good match!Check out Jason's Work
Marisa Adesman’s surreal paintings often depict ordinary objects in bizarre contexts and striking states of mystical transformation. Recent works prominently feature tangled and twisted forks slithering in the garden or peering from a kitchen drawer. Her precise draftsmanship and delicate brushwork draw viewers into the fantasy and challenge our perceptions of reality. She is represented by Anat Ebgi Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.View Marisa's Work
Nancy Rice Early
Internationally exhibiting artist Nancy Rice Early is a painter whose work focuses on nature, mood and emotion. Born and raised in the Midwest, she found her way back to the area by way of California after two decades spent on the West Coast, drawing and painting florals, landscapes, animals and marine scenes. Her more recent work has moved into abstraction of nature and the cosmos. Nancy recently moved to St. Louis for work and fell in love with the town; its architecture, its people and its great community pride. Her award-winning work is in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Australia and France.>Explore Nancy's Work
Jewelry designer Theresa Wangia uses natural elements such as rich leathers, chunky chains, wrapped stones and natural bone to create her sophisticated, unique pieces for Beltshazzar Jewels. Her handmade collection can be found in exclusive boutiques in St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, Jackson Hole and, most recently, the St. Louis History Museum.More About Beltshazzar Jewels
Nathan Sheets is a Journeyman Plumber, but way back in the early 2000’s he first came to 2222 S. Jefferson to purchase motorcycle parts from the original Canyon Run store for choppers he was building in his basement. Through friends and colleagues he earned a space here in the garage, and as it continues to evolve he is proud to be a link to the motorcycle history of this complex.
Metal worker Ellie Shepley uses recycled and re-purposed materials to create custom artwork as well as functional pieces for residential, commercial, and municipal clients. Her work has been featured locally and nationally.Check out Ellie's Process
Nicholas Holman is a full-time artist working in mediums such as gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. He started painting in 2014 and has been full time since 2019. Though his subjects are vast, he is always aiming to show the viewer the beauty of the things often overlooked. Nicholas is an artist through and through and also loves using his face and body as a canvas.Discover Nicholas's Art
Papillon Press & Hollis Leather
Papillon Press is Madeleine (right) and Vernon Wiering, a daughter/father printmaking team. Vernon works out of his studio in Michigan. They focus on historical printmaking techniques like letterpress and block-printing, and often take inspiration from antique endpapers and wallpapers. Also sharing the studio is Kristin McDonough of Hollis Leather (left) who creates hand-crafted leather goods and accessories.Explore Papillon Press
Liberated Roots Collection
Led and owned by Kimberly Franks, Liberated Roots Collection is a lifestyle brand that provides a retail connection to Black-owned brands and culture. Roots Oasis is LRC’s first brick-and-mortar location, where guests will experience a beautiful, soulful atmosphere. Offerings include a well-curated assortment of vintage fashion, small-batch statement apparel, accessories, non-toxic skincare, home goods, stationery and self-care gifts. Roots Oasis will host special events, including clothing swaps, style events, pop-ups, community conversations, and fundraisers.Visit Liberated Roots Collection
Personal trainer and powerlifter Hillary Birdsong owns and operates Birdsong Fitness, a non-intimidating private gym that focuses on a holistic approach to human movement. A personal trainer since 2016, forming Birdsong Fitness allowed her to transition her lifelong interest in one’s physical abilities into a career.More About Birdsong Fitness
Nathan Birchler and his team operate Loyal PrintShop, a multi-press screen printing shop creating custom t-shirts and posters since forever. Whether it is a small test run or a large order, they are passionate about all the projects they have the honor to print. Check out their website to see what’s hot off the press!Dive Into Loyal PrintShop
Purveyors of fine milks, toasts and happiness. Co-owner Colleen Clawson envisions Milque Toast Bar as an inclusive place where everyone can enjoy and afford to eat, where artists and families can come together, and where all can share a good meal.Milque Toast's Website