Man this helped me in a huge way, it's such a privilege to work with such beautiful folks!!! That's a
right there but there's more to this. These people reside at the LU Artistic Expression House, a place for them to live and work. But they were majorly downgraded real-estate wise by the university this year, now they only have beds for half their members and they're busting at the seams. There's a desperate need for our art kids to have a place to work, and a whole bunch of affordable commercial real estate close to campus. It's time to brainstorm a solution. Would it be viable to donate a building to the university with the stipulation that it would be used by the art house as long as the organization exists? How open is this city to live-in lofts? Would we need a storefront building with apts? Who would have the resources/influence to get this to happen?
This project could really help to put visual arts and conservatory collaboration at LU on the map, and would not require the million$$$ that most projects around here do. Lets put all-positive energy into this and help it happen!