Neat story in the Post-Standard today on The Gear Factory, a budding artist and musician studio complex in the former Brown-Lipe Gear building on West Fayette Street. (This is near Lipe Art Park, but not from the same people?) This is the project that was referred to in this post from the long-dead Salted City blog.
As far as I can tell, this project isn’t being supported by state grants or university money. Hey, if you’re going to have an artist colony, do it right — from the bootstraps. (If you’re not starving and dying of consumption and wearing fingerless gloves in the cold, is it really art?) $100 to $300 for studio rental space doesn’t seem too steep. Maybe I’ll put this officially on my personal “pipe dreams” list.