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Pursuing Your Passion -- And Paying the Rent

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52 O Street Studios has been providing creative work space for artists since 1979.
Lisa Rosenstein
52 O Street Studios has been providing creative work space for artists since 1979.

The nation's capital can be a hard place to get by when you're an artist. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the country, making studio space -- seen as an essential by many artists -- a luxury that few can easily afford. Rebecca Sheir talks with local artists at 52 O Street, an artists' space that's holding its 2011 Open Studios this weekend, about what it takes to survive as an artist without sacrificing your passion.

[Music: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" by Cassandra Wilson from Loverly]

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