Wednesday, January 11, 2012

the spot

If you follow me on Facebook, you've already heard me talk about The Spot a few times. 
Even if you don't follow me on Facebook, you probably saw this picture I posted last week in my little loves.

I mentioned then a little about The Spot (and it's beautiful entrance). But what is The Spot really? It's sounds so mysterious and confusing. Well I talked with Matthew, one of the minds behind the ingenious little idea and got the scoop for you lovelies.

                                                                                                                             Photo Credits: Heidi M. Rolf
What is "The Spot"?

"The Spot is many things. Most of all it is a community art space. We use it for rehearsal space, jam sessions, recording, an art gallery, and a music venue. We just had a fashion show too! And oh yeah, we like to throw big parties, meaning:

Once a month, we book 4 - 5 local artists and have them deck out our walls. We also book three eclectic musical acts, ranging from jazz, classical, folk, bluegrass, rock, soul, avant garde, dance, and DJs, to really anything cool that our friends are doing. Our gallery opens at nine with the gallery music, and then things heat up around 10:30 with the second musical act. It almost always ends with dancing.

We also have an artist raffle, where those who donated for raffle tickets ($1 each) will enter into a drawing for featured artists work, and musician's albums. Typically there are at least five prizes!

If you are of age, there are some tasty refreshments (thirsty dog brews) available for a donation, but you can also bring your own sauce (once again, if you're of age)."

                                                                                                Photo Credits: Heidi M. Rolf

Where is "The Spot"?

"27 N. High Street Akron OH 44308"

Does it cost money?

"NO. It is very important to the team behind the spot that anyone can get in for free and have a good time. However, we do run off of donations. These donations go directly towards paying our performers, meeting costs for events, and improving our space (when we got it, it was a dark dusty tomb filled with ancient computer parts)."

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Is there parking?

"Best place to park during an event is the library garage on high street. It's free at that time. You just take a left out of the garage, cross market, take a hop, skip, and a step, and you're there."

Is anyone invited?

"Everyone is invited and welcome to our events! 
However we don't really like violent aggressive types."

                                                                                                Photo Credits: Heidi M. Rolf
                                                                                                                                                                        Photo Credits: Heidi M. Rolf

If I am an artist how can I get involved?
"Come to one of our events and hang out with us! The Spot is all about the community. We want to make friends with as many awesome artists and musicians as possible. Let us know what kind of stuff you do."

Anything else my readers should know about The Spot?

"If you've been to an event before, bring some friends to the next one.
If you haven't been to an event before, bring some friends to the next one!"

This Friday is The Spots next big event, with all different types of artists, and music. 
I will be there for sure. Will you?

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