Fountain Street Studios will hold a group flea market/yard sale type “PARKING LOT POP-UP SALE” on August 19 with a rain date of August 20 in the back (east) parking lot of the Bancroft Building.
We will take this opportunity to sell artwork, art supplies and studio furnishings that we do not plan to take with us when we leave the Bancroft Building. This event would also give us a chance to say goodbye and thank you to the many people who have supported us over the past 20 years.
Fountain Street Studios was prevented from holding our April 2017 open studios (which would have been our 26th), due to expressed fears for the safety of visitors to our building.
Our landlord has now decided to sell the building, and has signed an agreement with a purchaser. Therefore, there will be no November open studios. We are all confronted with the likelihood of moving out of our studios instead.
We wish the situation were otherwise, but we do not see the Bancroft Building as our future location. Even though we would like to stay together, we fear our arts community that has been built over the past 20 years will be lost.