Backers of a similar concept for downtown Springfield visited the center on the Fox River in downtown Elgin this summer to see how a long-vacant eyesore could become a focus for the arts in the northern Illinois community of 110,000.
Artspace is pleased to announce that Elgin Artspace Lofts has received a 2014 Multi-Housing News (MHN) Excellence Award. The Gold Award for Best New Development (Affordable) was presented in New York on October 16 to Artspace and the project architects BKV Group.
“The nonprofits in this area have done incredible things to enhance the downtown,” says White, who’s been with DNA for seven years, first as a volunteer and now as director. “There’s an energy when I go to meetings and talk to people down here. Everybody can feel that energy.”
Teams from A1-Cab, the Lions Club and Little Angels joined members of Elgin Junior Woman's Club in their annual "Road Rally Ruckus" event on Sept. 20 to raise funds for Little Angels Center for Exceptional Care. Teams deciphered clues that would lead them to different sites in the Elgin area.
The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Joins with CBS EcoMedia to Fund Energy-Saving Improvements at Artspace Lofts in Elgin, Illinois. Hear from resident artists, Artspace staff, and Nicor Gas VP on the value of energy efficiency.
Using a portion of its share of money from a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank, HOPE Fair Housing Center of West Chicago will be pumping $678,000 into the Elgin economy with a variety of projects, including an advertising campaign.
Yellow House Artists, an organization of artists who work in oil pastel and/or oil stick, will present the summer show “Rhythm in Color” from Sunday, June 1, through Saturday, June 28, at the Elgin Artspace Gallery, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin.
Have you made plans to attend the 11th annual Creative Chicago Expo this weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center? Join Artspace, Landon Bone Baker Architects and others at the Expo on Saturday afternoon for “New Creative Spaces: Live/Work/Community.” Free Event!