Featured Organization – www.artspace.org
What is Artspace?
Artspace is a nonprofit arts organization specializing in creating, owning, and operating affordable spaces for artists and creative businesses. These spaces include live/work apartments for artists and their families, working artist studios, arts centers, commercial space for arts-friendly businesses, and other projects.
How Does Artspace fulfill their mission?
Their mission is to create, foster, and preserve affordable and sustainable space for artists and arts organizations. Artspace works in three major areas: Consulting Services, Property Development, and Asset Management. Through their Consulting Services, they share their expertise with clients across the country. Property Development creates new Artspace projects through a mix of historic renovation and new construction. Artspace’s Asset Management group ensures long-term financial stability and affordability for artists.
Learn More: www.artspace.org/what-we-do
Mesa Artspace Lofts – Grand Opening
As a resident of the new Mesa location as of April 2017, Artspace has become my new home and work loft. In addition to being an affordable spot to accommodate my artist lifestyle, part of the Artspace concept involves community collaboration. I personally participated in one of the factions called Events & Exhibition. Within that particular committee, we were responsible for hosting live entertainment events and art gallery openings. The Grand Opening, which took place on January 23rd, was a culmination of everything we’d been planning prior. We had a Soft Opening, which took place on Halloween, and a small handful of test runs to work out the kinks in preparation for the Grand Opening.
It’s been quite an interesting experience thus far and I’m looking forward to what the future may bring forth next with this unique collaboration. Below are some photos and a brief walkthrough of the Grand Opening:
What is Gen Society?
In addition to being an art space blog for writing, travel, music and visual art collaborations, Gen Society is an online venue for a one-on-one creative relationship designed to help artists expand their creativity. It is a platform for music lessons, artist mentorships, creativity counseling, music production & vicarious experiences. A place to share and create, with the opportunity to give and receive critique. Gen Society is an experience for those looking to grow as an artist and move beyond their own personal limitations, those in pursuit of guidance to becoming an artist themselves, and/or those interested in participating in the life of an artist.
I would love for you to join me in this experience. Please click below to learn more and join Gen Society: