Spring Open Studios at the Screw Factory
This summ er marks my five year anniversary as a working artist in the Screw Factory. When I moved in, I was surrounded by studios under construction. Expansion had just begun from the established studios on the second floor. I heard about the building from a friend, and as a transplanted resident of Lakewood, I was intrigued. After years of taking my ceramics from show to show I saw an opportunity to have a space where customers and collectors could view my work. I immediately fell in love with the building.
Or iginally the home of the Templar Motors Corporation, my studio was once an assembly line. The wooden floors have patches of cement and steel where equipment once sat. Almost 100 years later, the history of the building is ever present. Although not for the purpose of art, objects were always being created in this space.
Saturday, May 4th marks our next open studio. We are welcoming new many tenants this spring. Artwork will be on exhibit and for sale, including ceramics, glass, fiber, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, drawings and mixed media. Classroom spaces are also open during the event and range from the visual arts to dance and fitness. These events are as much about supporting local entrepreneurs as they are about the arts. Each year the building evolves as new tenants bring their creativity to the factory.