December 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
This past weekend Studio One Eleven’s 4th + Linden project hosted “MIXMAS – A Celebration of Community, Art & Culture.” It was a great holiday party featuring live art-making, DJs and bands, outdoor film, food, gifts, and more. Lyon Art Supply stayed open late and, with support from the LB Community Foundation Connected Corridor grant, seven community arts groups – including LB Creative, Lyon Art Supply, and Vayden Roi Galleries – banded together to host the event . When we were working on designing the project, we always thought it would be a good place for a party – and it really was. The rear parking lot was great for food carts and outdoor painting, films were screened in the large, unfinished space, and the indoor garage worked out well as a temporary gift store/music hall, which brought new meaning to the term “garage band.” It was great seeing a diverse group come to the East Village to eat, listen to music, mingle with working artists, do a bit of holiday shopping, and just hang out together. Our goal for redeveloping the 4th + Linden project was always about providing a place that nurtures our creative community and, with events like this and the impending opening of Fingerprints and Portfolio across the street, we feel we are well on the way.