Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Moving In - Opening Up!

Its official, we've signed the lease for the space at 22 East Winter Street!

We are planning to have our Grand Opening on the First Friday of December!!! We are planning a fantastic kick-off! Hope you can join us! More details to come!

We have a lot of work to do still:
Prepping walls in gallery
Hanging Lights
Electrical (don't worry, this is being done by the professionals)

Will be working in the space the weekend after Thanksgiving. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us: artcompartment@gmail.com or cityartcenter22@gmail.com

We also have a lot of materials to purchase:
Plus some other miscellaneous building materials

If you would like to Donate, its easy! Contribute through our Paypal account or email us.

We would like to thank some folks for their recent contributions:

Anup Gampa - Thanks for your Donations and all of your help with the arts center!

Ian & Ellen Miller - We appreciate your donation of the awesome refrigerator! This will come in so handy for our member studio artists and events.

Natalie Walker (mom) - You are wonderful for your help getting us the Exit Lights!

Don't miss our first fundraiser. We are hosting an Incredible/Horrible Holiday Sweater Contest!
Anyone with a sweater is eligible - cash prize! If you have no sweater, you can at still cast your vote! For more information, visit: cacholidaysweater.blogspot.com

Thanks for your support!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Jason Lucas Photography

Some new photos from our last work day by Jason Lucas.
Check out his website for some more creative photography work:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More Progress!

We are so excited to share even more progress on the space! This past Saturday, we had a bunch of great volunteers that blew us away! We got so much more done that we had anticipated. We spent much of our time stripping out bad wiring and then everyone pitched in to work on chiseling away to expose the brick on the columns in the gallery area, as well as a few other things that needed to be done. It was quite messy, however we had a great time among friends and family! Thanks to everyone who pitched in to help us get a step closer to opening our doors!

Wish I had photos of everyone that helped out, but below are some highlights of the day!

I love this photo below:
As I took the picture prior to this, the flash went off just at the moment that Jason had clipped the wire. He thought he was electrocuted and it was all over.
Here he is looking towards the heavens!

Thanks again to all of our volunteers!
Betsy & Michael Heimlich
Jonna & Brian Stumpo
Barb & Lucas Wildman
Jason Lucas
Justin & Lachlan Lipscomb
Anup Gampa
Parag Jagdale

Thanks also to our board member who pitched in all day:
John Catania

and to my co-founder:
Phyllis Catania

Great work everyone!