Steve Conant developed and manufactured an array of high-end lighting, weather instruments, clocks, and bird feeders for many years in this building under the heading Conant Custom Brass. In 2008, he sold the outdoor weather instrument business and reopened as Conant Metal and Light, focusing on his original interest in one-of-a-kind products and art pieces. This left room for the remainder of the building to be repurposed as artist studios and spaces for small creative businesses, solidifying its place as a visionary anchor for the arts and enterprise zone. Conant employs many artists and fabricators, resulting in an informal makerspace and training grounds for public artists.

Steve Conant