Nō Studios derives from the word play between a rejection artists are so often told, with, nō 能, the Sino-Japanese root word for “skill” or “talent”. Founded by Oscar winner and Milwaukee native, John Ridley, the desire behind our 40,000 square foot headquarters is to create a collaborative workspace and social community that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together. Our historic building features offices, co-working space, a state-of-the-art screening room, performance stage, café bar, gallery, and rooftop lounge and deck.
Nō Studios sits at the intersection of art and activism supporting both the creative community
and organizations dedicated to social justice.