and a lot of passion around creating a community art space in my small town of Milwaukie, Oregon. This blog is going to be my space to dreambuild and share some of my ideas and dreams as well as get feedback, suggestions and motivation from others.
In short, Creating Space would be a community art space on a main street in Milwaukie where there is a lot of foot traffic. There would be ample window space for people walking by to see clearly what is offered inside. Inside will be a gallery/gift shop with items made by local artisans and a large classroom/creating space for art classes, open crafting and other events.
When you walk in, you will immediately feel comfortable and “at home”. You will sense the community feeling of this space and want to come back, just to say hi or chat for a bit.
Memberships will be available, which will support Creating Space and will include discounts on classes, open art times, and a different consignment percentage on items sold in the gallery. Local artists can also become deluxe members and have their artist profile and gallery pictures on our website.
Weekly open art times will have an hourly rate which will include the use of the space and any equipment and supplies in the main art room. (Other specialty items available for purchase.)
This IS a dream, but rather than discount or disqualify my dream, I am choosing to move forward step by step, with the belief that, at some point, it will actually become reality OR something ELSE will come out of it that I can’t even envision right now. I believe God has a plan for me and I look forward to seeing how all of THIS fits in to that plan.
Thanks for checking this out. I look forward to your thoughts and comments!