Wednesday, June 22, 2011

we got the space now lets get the stuff:

printer/copy maker, computer, screen printing equipment, work tables, sewing machine, typewriter, paper cutter, paper, sharpies, big stapler, paint, fabric, scissors, needles and thread, paintbrushes, beer brewing equipment, chairs, mod podge, wood and nails, easels

leave comments if you have any leads

Friday, June 17, 2011

the vision

artistic productions:
leasing studio space and access to artists/inventors/visionaries, offering workshop hours to the community in painting, drawing, film, textile arts, screen-printing, etc. Producing events to host theatrical performances, poetry readings, open mics and dinner theaters.

indie publications:
films, zines, flyers, posters, screen-printing, stencils, and murals to foster communication through the arts and gain visibility for artists, local collectives and allies

community expansion:
workshops, speakers and open dialogs, exchanging ideas about various issues and solutions in order to educate and create a more inspired, diverse and curious population

the space

4810 NE Garfield

1,495 sq/ft of commercial warehouse space
(the same building as Bike Farm and Emerald Forest Herbarium)

Has been operating as the Variant and used as headquarters for B Media, a general community gathering space for workshops and a venue that hosted various events like: open mics, dance parties, and underground gameshow nights. We hope to transform it into a multi-purpose community art space/think-tank.

It has a stage with a piano, lighting and projector screen, built-in bar and kitchenette, bathroom with utility sink and shower and plenty of room for art studio/storage space.