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Collective Space / Varied Works
“What exactly does this include?” one may ask. The space, which was formerly home to the Doboy Feedmill and warehouse, is projected to include a small coffee shop, a gallery, a computer lab for programming, and a workspace with access to tools for woodworking, welding, 3D printing, and more. “We want to provide a communal space for non-traditional media artists to work,” says Nissen.
One community-based project that the group has been currently working on is a free community bike share titled “Zebra Bikes.” The project includes a plethora of donated bikes that are now painted in black and white stripes. “The idea is about free roaming and the simple joy of riding bikes,” Nissen says.
Although the space isn’t officially set to open until January, the artists are excited to share their new space during the Studio Tour. “The space is about people coming and saying ‘We want to do this’ and us saying ‘Yes go ahead.’ We hope everyone can get involved and get inspired,” says Nissen.
There is a great article about the project here.
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