Have been looking at the Loveland Feed and Grain as a possbile venue for Object, No Object. Sounds like they would be great to work with! The space is really interesting lots of possibilities and lots of work. Here are some specs...
Hi Jennie. Thanks for the email!
I would be more than happy to help you with your project and I can work with the owner to get the dates worked out.
There are few hurdles to keep in mind:
_________________________________1. We have done exhibits in there before:
Since then however, the owner of the building has moved a lot of furniture into the main rooms that you see in those pictures. We would need to move the furniture and and clean the main rooms. It would take a lot of work to get the rooms ready again.
_________________________________2. Lighting is always a challenge because electricity is always a challenge. We always scrape by with Christmas and construction lights, but it is definitely not museum quality.
_________________________________3. The building has no heating or insulation. December would be a very cold time to exhibit. The shows that we have done there were in October, and even that was pushing it.
_________________________________4. The room that is best for displays has some pretty severe leaks in the roof. When we have snowstorms, then sunshine, which often happens in December, we often have waterfalls.
_________________________________5. There is a lot of wildlife in the building (cats, raccoons, and skunks). We have left artwork in there before, but it is something of which to be aware.
Also, it is difficult to really lock the building up all that well. Security is always an issue._________________________________6. Events at the building are always a little more difficult than other buildings because the Feed and Grain does not meet modern fire safety standards. Usually this limits the number of people that can be in the building to 50.
I'll help you if you really want to try to make it happen. Let me know what you think.