YSAC moving out of Oten Gallery,
looking for downtown gallery space
The Yellow Springs Arts Council has asked the village for permission to use the Arts Room at the Bryan Center 9-5, Mon. - Fri. for office space on a permanent basis. In exchange for getting the space for no rental fee, YSAC proposes to manage the gallery space on the second floor. According to YSAC Arts and Cultural Manager Joanne Caputo in her response to written questions from Council Member Karen Wintrow, "This is a request for In-Kind Support from our local government, due to the village-wide effort we're making (now in its fifth year) to promote YS as a culturally rich community of choice, and strengthen Village economic vitality through the arts."
The request will come up at the Village Council meeting this Tuesday. All the relevant documents can be found in the packet of materials Council has posted on its website for the meeting. Included in the packet are the request from YSAC with supporting materials and opinions from the Village Manager and Village Attorney. Click here to view a PDF of the packet.
According to Caputo in an email to the Blog, YSAC is looking at several downtown locations for potential gallery space. We previously reported that they had a gallery in Dolbeer's, but Caputo points out that they do not have a lease agreement for that space.