For artists curious about space at the former Shaw St school now Artscape Shaw Street Centre, there are a series of open houses coming up in June. You can explore this building at 180 Shaw Street and learn about purchasing space.
Renovations of the historic Shaw Street School begin this Spring, and the goal is to turn it into a dynamic facility designed to bring creative people, ideas and the community together under one roof. Once complete, Artscape Shaw Street Centre will offer a theatre training facility, a centre for dance and performance, papermaking skills programs, community-based multi-media workshops, arts training for youth, music education for amateurs and professionals, family resources to support the local community, openings, performances, exhibitions and events. The expected completion is Spring 2012.
Open House Series
June 1, June 14 & June 20
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Shaw Street School, 180 Shaw Street
Just north of Queen St. W
This new arts centre seems like a great opportunity for artists and those who support the arts, and should be a vibrant addition to our neighbourhood. Other Artscape projects include the popular Wychwood Barns at St Clair and Christie, which holds numerous events for the surrounding community.
If you do go to an open house, please let us know your thoughts!