Monday, April 17, 2023

To Buy An Artist Live/Work Coop or A Condo, That Is The Question

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between a condo and an artist live/work cooperative? Join artist Christine Vallioncourt to learn tips on buying one versus the other. 

Monday, April 24, 2023
FPAC Assemblage Gallery
The Envoy Hotel (across from the Barking Crab)
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Christine Vaillancourt is a painter and an original member of The Artist Building Cooperative at 300 Summer Street, a 47 live/work unit building for visual artists, founded by the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) in 1995. The Artist Building is located in historic Fort Point within the South Boston waterfront.

In the 70s and 80s, Christine earned a real estate license to find, buy, move in, fix up, and sell houses in Newport, RI. She was 25 when she purchased her first house. On a teacher’s salary, she renovated and sold 7 houses from 1971-1987. One of those houses, Christine converted into 5 condos, marketed, and sold them; another, she renovated a fixer-upper Victorian and created a 17-guestroom inn, operated the inn for a few years and then sold the business. Her father was a home builder who taught her some of his renovating skills.

Christine moved to Boston in 1989 to join a bigger artist community and to experience Boston city life. In 2014, she retired from her teaching career. As Chair of the Sales Committee at The Artist Building, she provides buyers with information and hosts showings of new listings. You may see some her art at the new MBTA GLX Ball Square Station in Somerville and at

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