shogan wrote:I met a fair amount of people from Eugene, and would like to cultivate a local group - both as a resource and a community to maintain the spirit and values of Burning Man through out the year.
Several things —
There is a Eugene Burners list on Topica.
Also, before the Burn, we were talking about gathering together an arts co-op and renting out the big red barn/warehouse on E. 8th and Ferry Street. We've done some research into the building and found it's almost perfect for a workshop/storage/event space: 7000 square feet, overhead crane, doors at either end, lockable storage cabinets and a room off to the side that can be secured, an 800-sq foot office with baseboard heating, restroom and hardwood floors that can be used as an art gallery, fenced-in yard.
We've been quoted a lease price of 31¢ a square foot, so we're shooting for at least 10-12 dependable people to participate. Co-op members could use the space for their projects — a flatbed truck could be pulled through the building and the ceiling is estimated at 24 feet so tall installations, domes, tipis, et alia could be worked on in there. Members could also give lessons, demonstrations, conduct workshops; we could hold fundraisers, decompressions, art events et alia there because it's an industrial section of town, no neighbours to complain about the noise
We haven't figured out exactly how much to charge each member a month because of several factors (initial charter papers, security and insurance being two), but we're guessing it'll be around $200 a month. It depends on how many people throw their bid into the co-op charter.
This is for real: we have the guy who co-founded the Maude Kern Arts Centre on board.
The Eugene Burners usually gather at the 5th Street Beanery at 8pm on the last Thursday each month. Come on out!