Art From The Heart benefit show September 29 @6:00pm

We are very excited to announce that our art show on September 29th is benefiting the Capital City AIDS Fund. 100% of the proceeds will be going to the Helen Veress-Mitchell Scholarship Fund, which helps HIV+ youth go to college. Featuring over two dozen local artists banding together for this excellent cause! Saturday, September 29th from 6pm - 11pm, please join us for appetizers, dessert and drinks. Rossi Catering and Deli is catering for us, you won’t want to miss it! Thank you all so much for your support. Feel free to share!

http://capcityaidsfund.org/

Inspection Passed

Today was a momentous day. We are officially open and we passed our health inspection. Thanks Tua Yang and for the E.M.D. for being fun to deal with and compliment us on our new space. Forward into the future with wonderful artists.

Eric

Walls are complete

Massive amount of team work on this one. We all pulled together to build and stain these beautiful walls. Everyone is loving the corrugated metal aesthetic with the dark stain. Feeling really accomplished with what we have done so far. 

-Andre

One day closer.

Today's schedule included cleaning, lots of cleaning. Chris and Keith swept like a tornado across kansas and after that was done, the cement floor needed to be mopped. Then mopped again, and again, to make sure all the debris and dust was off the floor so we could take the next step, which was rolling on a layer of bonding primer. That was a fairly easy one shot process with only a few brain cells killed.

Eric

 

 Sometimes mopping seems an uphill battle

Sometimes mopping seems an uphill battle

 They see us rollin, they hatin..

They see us rollin, they hatin..

Grind it til you find it

Jesus crimanetly. Today was an insane feat of determination coupled with monotonous lung hazards. Four people, four grinders, and an ass load of dust equals progression. The rented floor grinder from yesterday sucked, so we set ourselves to the task of hand grinding the cement. Who says tattooers don't get dirty?

Eric

 Smells like burning

Smells like burning

 Zac puts some elbow grease into action

Zac puts some elbow grease into action

 Keith starts doing damage control... for the tenth time today

Keith starts doing damage control... for the tenth time today

 We get it Andre, you vape

We get it Andre, you vape

 Doesn't look like much, but this building is 1800 sq ft.... and we ground down the perimeter by hand

Doesn't look like much, but this building is 1800 sq ft.... and we ground down the perimeter by hand

Freedom isn't free...and it's way more than a buck o' nine

Today's progress on the shop is going smooth. Comcast installed, phone number ready for our business and Andre and I made some good shop purchases. Keith is on the ball with our contractor and friend Chris getting the floors ready to stain and pour. It's a lovely feeling to be standing in what is soon going to be an artist's workshop. The website went live this morning and it's only a matter of time before we expand exponentially.  

Eric 

 Andre daydreams about the possibilties

Andre daydreams about the possibilties

 Grinding down the floor is a laborious task.

Grinding down the floor is a laborious task.

 Keith is on a grinder, but not on grindr.

Keith is on a grinder, but not on grindr.