In the continuing efforts to build a strong arts community in the downtown area, the City of Elgin has begun exploring the feasibility of creating affordable rental space for artists to both live and work in the Center City area. Artspace, a Minneapolis based non-profit organization that builds and manages affordable rental space dedicated to those working and performing in the arts, has agreed to come to Elgin to explore the potential for this project. They will meet with community leaders, key stakeholders, area arts organizations, and artists.
A Public Meeting with Artspace will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. in the Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way. Artspace will discuss the project, get public input and answer questions from the public. For additional information prior to the meeting please contact Cherie Murphy at 847-931-5667.
Artspace is the nation’s leading non-profit real estate developer for the arts, with more than a dozen completed projects from coast to coast. The City of Elgin is looking forward to working with Artspace and area artists to evaluate the feasibility of developing such a project here. More information about Artspace can be found on their website at www.artspaceusa.com