The arts have long had a complicated and uneasy relationship to real estate development and lately we've heard that Rochester’s real estate market is heating up. But do working artists have a horse in this race? How can artists best respond to instability and uncertainty generated by real estate speculation? What can artist collectives, collaboratives, or guilds offer? What are their limits?
This gathering is the first in a series of events intended to bring artists together to share, learn, and organize. This event is intended for artists, and will feature:
-debut screening of "Where Artists Should Be," a short documentary by Darien Lamen about the evolution of the art community in the Hungerford Building;
-discussion of a new grassroots, artist studio model "Rochester Arts & Causes Collective organized by Jay Rowe;
-discussion of studio access, funding and sustainability issues facing artists in Rochester
*This event is intended for artists only*
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-community-conversation-artist-studios-and-real-estate-tickets-579214424937