Elgin Artspace Lofts Grand Opening This Thursday

Elgin Artspace LoftsPlease join us in downtown Elgin for the grand opening of Elgin Artspace Lofts, a new live/work space for artists and their families at 51 S. Spring Street, on Thursday, June 27 from 5:30-8:30PM. Brief remarks from Artspace and representatives from the City of Elgin begin at 6PM.

Guests can tour open studios, enjoy food from In the Neighborhood Deli and The Culinary Fox, as well as live entertainment as we celebrate a bright future for the resident artist community and downtown Elgin.

Follow the activities of Elgin Artspace Lofts on Facebook or sign up for e-mail updates about events at Artspace.org.

Home Is Where the Art Is at Elgin Artspace

Elgin Artspace LoftsTo celebrate April as Fair Housing Month, HOPE Fair Housing Center is presenting a gallery art show called Home Is Where the Art Is from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on April 13th 2013 at Elgin Artspace Lofts, located at 51 S. Spring Street. The competition is open to all artists, with outreach to a number of different groups, including low-income, various ethnicities, people with disabilities, and seniors, among others, with only one entry allowed per artist. All submitted pieces must be 2D or 3D and carry the fair housing theme. Attendees of the event will vote for the winners and cash prizes will be awarded.

The evening will feature a Welcome by Mayor Dave Kaptain and Keynote Address delivered by Sara Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Enforcement for HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, as well as food and beverages, the gallery showing and art competition, and tours of the Elgin Artspace Lofts, a new affordable housing development that offers 55 units of affordable live/work space to low-income artists and their families. All artwork will be available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. Tickets are $50.00 and will benefit Artspace residents and support the event and HOPE’s programming.

HOPE Fair Housing Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit civil rights organization that has been fighting to end discrimination and segregation since 1968. HOPE works to create greater housing opportunities and choice for people of all economic levels and to ensure that all people may freely choose a place to live without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or because they have children in their family. Through Home Is Where the Art Is, HOPE aims to raise awareness and promote equal opportunity in housing for all, as well as to highlight Artspace and encourage the sustainability of a diverse creative community in Elgin.

Tickets are $50 each and available to purchase online.

For registration or more information, visit HOPE at www.hopefair.org or contact Barbara Moran at 630-690-6500, ext.117 or barbara.moran@hopefair.org.

Artspace Exhibit Celebrates National Women’s History Month

Elgin Artspace LoftsOn Saturday, March 2 from 2-7 pm, Elgin Artspace Lofts, 51 S. Grove Avenue, celebrates National Women’s History Month with an art exhibit in the gallery highlighting the members and accomplishments of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta – the largest African-American women’s organization in the country.

The inaugural exhibit “Celebrating Sisterhood and Service” will be the first event held in the beautiful gallery of the Elgin Artspace Lofts.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Elgin Artspace Lofts, visit www.ArtspaceElgin.org.