Entries by Linda

Design Charette Dreaming Part 2…Our Storefront!

This past Friday, while many were already enjoying their fourth of July vacations, a group of innovative thinkers met to further MAAG’s vision in a storefront design charette.  What’s that you say? You’re jealous? You’d have given up your beach blankets, summer novels, and fire crackers in exchange for a glimpse into such a collaborative […]

Ready, Set, Build!

MAAG Construction Begins For Phase 1 We’ve begun the buildout! With enough money raised for Phase 1, we’re watching our dreams become more of a reality every day. Who would have thought we’d be so delighted to see plumbing spring up through the floor while electric cables and outlets snake through concrete and climb the walls? […]

It was a hell of a show…”Art Under The Stars”

First and foremost—did you have a good time? We know you did. We heard you “This was a great time!” or “There’s nothing better than artwork coming to you while you’re in a garden” or “It was great seeing neighbors and having a wonderful evening.” Tell me you didn’t dig the bands? How about the magician? C’mon, we dug Dave Smith swallowing fire and getting our guests to try to juggle (I heard Sue Z awed and amazed). By the way, who ate all the deli? The Herschels Deli platters dematerialized! As did the Grobens catfish nuggets! I know, next year, more cake.

Artists Rock Brownfields 2011 Conference

“Art can be about aesthetic beauty and also about changing the world.” — Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer, City of Philadelphia “We need to be more present in the world…encounter it.”— Amy Franceschini, Founder of Futurefarmers, Creator of Soil Kitchen “It would cost $300 million to clean lead out of the contaminated ground in New Orleans. […]

MAAGs “Day In Court”…City Zoning Board Thumbs Up!

We’ve been celebrating all afternoon. With the help of our amazing MAAG team, community organizations, and neighbors working together, we cleared yet another hurdle with our eyes on the prize…a resource center for the arts in the northwest with studio space, gallery, workshops, and a place for artists to dream. Today we received unanimous approval from the City Zoning […]