Six & Ten Studio is located in Uptown, Oakland blocks away from the Fox Theater, 19th Street BART, and many other boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The name is a nod to the study of numerology, which says the number six is artistic, with a nurturing disposition, and community oriented; while the number 10 is known as an initiator of action, a pioneering spirit with inventive ideas, and courage. Six & Ten Studio was created with the intention to provide an inspiring and safe space for people to come incubate their ideas, support one another, and create new work.
Six & Ten is currently available to rent as a photography studio, a co-working office, or as a space to host small events benefitting the community. Please see below for more information.
The space is approximately 400 square feet, with 18 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, white walls, and two large northern exposure windows that provide continuous, even natural light throughout the day. Furniture can be moved or removed to best suit your needs. A large work table, a small desk, and laptop shelf are all available, along with stools, chairs, and our signature pink satin couch (#6and10pinkcouch).
Photography equipment is available for your use and is included in the rental fees. Our Studio Manager is available to assist you for the first 15 minutes of your studio time, after that they are available by phone or text for the duration of your stay. They can help you with the backdrop, lights, moving furniture, etc. and will be out of your way but close by if you need help during your studio time.
The studio has a refrigerator and small pantry that is well stocked, and an electric kettle. Secured bathrooms are across the hall. There is a small entry hall for clients to wait in before entering the studio, or the space can be arranged to have a greeting area.
Metered street parking is available at $2/hr, 2 hour max. An all-day lot across the street from building charges $8.50.
All items may not be listed, if you don't see what you need or have a special request—please ask! We will try our best to accommodate you.
Studio is not soundproof which means no music production or music videos can be made
All fees must be paid in advance, including a refundable $50 cleaning deposit. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of reservation or no refunds will be issued. One reschedule, with no cancellation fee, is allowed if the calendar allows.
If you would like to book a full-day or multiple day shoot for your non-profit or community meeting—please contact us for discount pricing. Events that are free & open to the community can be reserved free of charge if there are no paid reservations or inquiries for the same date.
Though the boundaries are not clearly defined, Uptown is generally thought to be bordered by the I-980 freeway, West Grand Ave., Broadway, and 14th Street. The area is going through a huge growth period with many small businesses, restaurants, and retail shops moving in. Here is a map of some of our favorite neighborhood spots for food, drink, and other mid-day necessities.