The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council has hired Artspace to determine whether the city could support such a multi-use facility. Staff from Artspace, a Minneapolis non-profit developer, plans to visit the vacant H.D. Hudson Manufacturing building and others as possible sites for the center.
Artspace, the nation’s leading real estate developer for the arts, and the Community Foundation of Gaston County, Gaston’s leader in private philanthropic giving, signed a predevelopment contract May 22 to create a live/work space for artists in downtown Gastonia.
Mark Reilly, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
Developers are turning their attention to a the former H.B. Hudson site in Hastings, with proposals out to convert the site into a hotel or residential property. And an arts group has hired Minneapolis-based Artspace to evaluate the building for possible artist housing.
The Olympia Artspace Alliance believes that having a project will benefit Thurston County by generating more activity. “The cool thing about bringing in ‘art living’ is that it brings in more galleries and more restaurants. Artists generate activity,” says Hinton. He believes it will have a tremendous economic impact by drawing more people into downtown Olympia.
The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has been awarded an ArtPlace America grant of $200,000 to support Arts @ the Feed and Grain, an arts project located in Loveland at the site of the future Artspace Loveland.
The city and Artspace have a verbal agreement to sell the current city hall building to Artspace for $1.65 million, but the move must be approved by the council. The Minneapolis-based company wants to renovate the building to house and create work spaces for artists as well as spaces for art studios, art organizations and creative businesses.
An idea to build a community center for the arts in Hastings has budded into a conversation about drawing people to the area. The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) signed a contract with the nation’s largest nonprofit developer for the arts, Artspace, and the two are formulating a plan for creating new spaces for the arts — something that can foster community growth.
Arts groups and the city of Santa Fe will be conducting an online survey this summer to get ideas about finding more workspace for artists. The project is a partnership of Creative Santa Fe, the city and Artspace Projects.
The biggest reaction came when several audience members spoke about the two items the council tabled – authorizing Mayor Jack O’Reilly to execute a purchase agreement, covenant deed and closing documents with Artspace for certain parts of the City Hall complex...
DEARBORN — Discussions continue as to whether City Hall will have a new address soon. Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. and members of his administration have presented the city council with a timetable that could have the city government moved out of its current building at 13615 Michigan Ave. and into a new complex called the Dearborn Administrative Center further down Michigan at 16901.