Nuttdraws Gets a New Home! The Solar Arts Building! (Above the Indeed Brewery in NE Minneapolis)
WE HAVE A
SPACE IN THE NE ARTS COMMUNITY! STUDIO #207 IN THE SOLAR ARTS BUILDING WILL BE
THE NEW HOME OF NUTTDRAWS AND C+N STUDIO ON MAY 1ST 2014!
Our new home away from home -
I am so excited. For the past 8
years I have had a dream of being a part of the NE Arts community and
especially Art-A-Whirl (http://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl). I would go every year
and it would be painful because I thought, " I could do this, but I am
not." Last year it was more enjoyable because I was producing and I
thought, "how great would it be a part of this scene and have a
Almost a year ago at my St Paul Almanac
showing a few friends started talking about getting a space together. Stephanie
started looking and over time found the Solar Arts building. Marcy got on
board and quickly this whole dream became real. We lost our first space to a
group of poets. (You don't get to say that everyday) but another space
opened up and we jumped on it!
So, believe it or not, we
now have a space AND will be in Art a Whirl. And in true James and Marcy
Fashion the show is 2 weeks after we get the space! We have a lot of work to
Marcy and I will share a
space together. Our small upstairs in our house will be almost empty
because it still has the C+N furniture plus my 4'x5' motorized drawing desk and
all that goes with my art. So we also get another room in our house!
Our studio mates are the
talented Stephanie Dunn (http://www.stephaniedunndesign.com) and Holly
in the other spaces. We are in negotiations with a 5th person to make it
affordable. We also plan to make the space available to rent as a temporary
The building has open house
nights on First Thursdays and features the artist on the site
My hope is to have a place
to create art, meet other artist, and hopefully sell and take commissions. I am
really looking forward to meeting the community.
Being above a taproom
doesn't hurt either.....
I also hear chocolate and sandwiches are on their way too!
The "not yet ours" space.
Our front door! (We will work on that)
I am excited enough it has been hard to sleep! Visit if you can!