My House: Two Bay Area Creatives Navigate a New Normal in Their Artist Co-Op

Printmaker Erin Fong and cinematographer Tyler McPherron are hunkering down in a former warehouse—and facing new realities in their respective industries.
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For Erin Fong and Tyler McPherron, finding their live/work space was something of a dream—or a beautiful anomaly, as they call it. A nonprofit, limited-equity housing artist cooperative that was founded in the 1970s, it comprises 60 studios that span three buildings in Emeryville, California. Its 70-plus members are creators including visual artists, musicians, choreographers, writers, designers, and craftspeople.

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