Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Join us as we complete our Indiegogo campaign and share exciting updates about The ARTery, a transformation of the Armory at 851 North Market Street into a visual and performing arts center. Wine, beer from Intuition Ale Works, and hors d'oeuvres will be available. Your ticket purchase entitles you to one drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres. Additional drinks will be available for a suggested donation. A silent auction will feature art work and specialty items. Live music from talented local musicians will keep this pARTy movin' while local artists create work inspired by the event.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Please bring a paper copy of your ticket if purchased in advance. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information.
When & Where
The Performers Academy, Art League, and Art Center Cooperative
Three nonprofit arts organizations (The Art Center Cooperative, The Art League of Jacksonville, and The Performers Academy) are seeking to transform The Armory (located at 851 North Market Street in the Springfield area) into The ARTery, a visual & performing arts center.
We are seeking $10,000 in funding necessary for architectural plans, blueprints, legal assistance, and other prerequisites to complete a final plan for approval by Jacksonville's City Council. This is the first step towards the completion of an 82,000 sq. ft. visual and performing arts venue. A center that will provide:
• Arts education for citizens in the area
• Jobs and gallery opportunities for local artists
• Performing arts programs for local children and adults
• Hosting of ongoing visual and performing arts shows
• Rental of studio space and a performance venue for local artists and groups
The Armory is a city-owned building that is located at 851 North Market St., on the corner of Market and State Street. The Armory was built in 1914 and has been used for a variety of functions. During its heyday it featured such performers as Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Janis Joplin, and The Allman Brothers. The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department most recently called it home, but vacated the building in 2010. Since that time this once spectacular building has fallen into disrepair with mold, holes in the roof, and other signs of decay. The ARTery will transform this once popular destination into an arts center that features art studios; a gallery; dance, music, art and drama classrooms/studios; and a 500-seat theater.