At the Elgin Artspace Lofts, young Allison Apmann, the daughter of property manager Kathy Apmann, greeted guests, offered refreshments, stamped passports and explained the "Ugly Sweater" ornament craft.
North Carolina travel writer Karen Dawkins and her son took a road trip to the Elgin area this past weekend to cover "Family Travels on a Budget" and took in a tour of Elgin Artspace Lofts (Elgin) which was built to create, foster and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations in downtown Elgin.
Elgin photographer James Harvey, who often works pro bono for area nonprofits, was given a new camera from the Elgin 360 Photography Club. Photography is about leaving a legacy, Harvey says. "You see images from the 1800s and the 1900s. I want to leave images. I want to tell a story."
The 'Soar into Spring Craft Show' at the Elgin Artspace Lofts Gallery will feature a wide variety for quality crafts and will offer a unique shopping experience perfect for shaking off the winter blues.
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.
Multi-Housing News(MHN) hosted a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 16th to announce the 2014 MHN Excellence Award winners. Included was Artspace's Elgin Artspace Lofts as Best New Development: Affordable (Workforce).
“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.”