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\ ˈfrē \


  1. not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself

  2. not bound, confined, or detained by force

  3. having a scope not restricted by qualification




the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to find a universal elixir.

  1. a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

  2. Others trace its roots to the Egyptian name kēme (hieroglyphic 𓆎𓅓𓏏𓊖 khmi ), meaning 'black earth'


more than just a studio.

Free Alchemy Studio is a Black woman-founded grassroots culture house + creative community hub + production collective + studio space based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with focuses in

creative direction, curatorial strategy, audiovisual experience production and sensory storytelling. 

our vision

at its purest, according to merriam-webster, 

alchemy defined is a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way. 


rooted at the intersection of creativity, collaboration, community and culture, free alchemy studio takes form to materialize visions to create a better tomorrow. 

seeing is believing.

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