Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Artspace" is Coming!

The Kaddatz Artist Lofts in Fergus Falls, developed by "Artspace!"
YES, the nationally known, non-profit developer, "Artspace" is coming to Crookston on April 14 and 15th!  Mark your calendars now for this great two day visit funded by the Laura J. Musser Fund.  The grant was written by community leaders, Dan Johanneck, Wayne Melbye, Joyce Johnson, James Kent, Sandy Kegler,  Sonia Spaeth, and Kay Hegge. The two-person Artspace team will be visiting with local leaders, artists, and the community about the housing and artistic needs of artists and how they can bring new life to historic downtown.  They will be looking at and studying the potential of three to five sites! one of which is the Palace/Wayne Hotel!   Here is their mission from their website:  www.artspace.org.

The Artspace Mission

Artspace’s mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations. We pursue this mission through development projects, asset management activities, consulting services, and community-building activities that serve artists and arts organizations of all disciplines, cultures, and economic circumstances. By creating this space, Artspace supports the continued professional growth of artists and enhances the cultural and economic vitality of the surrounding community.

Artspace does incredible projects all over the nation and they are located right here in Minnesota!  Check it out today:  www.artspace.org!

1 comment:

  1. I'm really excited about the concept of utilizing the Wayne Hotel as a center for the arts. I have in the past visualised an arts center that included artist housing on the upper level of the building, conference/learning areas on the second, and studio/retail on ground level.

    I would also assume that learning on both the high school and collegic levels could benefit from the facilities.

    There are so many talented and under appreciated artists in our area and I would love to see a facility bring them and the community together.