THE CANNERY ARTS INCUBATOR
What programs can we create to help (nurture) artists in Mineral Point to grow and thrive? And how do we enhance our existing environment, that will encourage new artists to settle in Mineral Point for generations to come? Our solution, an arts incubator.
This ultimate goal is broad but important to our mission: Establish a location where artists can meet, create, collaborate, exhibit. This Arts Incubator not only fill our mission to nurture artists. It provides an additional incentive for artists considering Mineral Point for their home.
In early 2014, Arts Mineral Point formed a committee to identify and quantify specific artist needs. Needs were matched with available resources to establish a realistic budget. The many commercial spaces available in town were then reviewed with our needs and budget in mind. We found the perfect space: an old Cannery Building. The first floor is used by the owner for light manufacturing. The second floor was vacant and is ideal studio space for a variety of artistic endeavors.
The space has large areas for group activities and private spaces well suited for creative entrepreneurs to start or grow their business. Open spaces are available in 64 square foot increments. We have both small and large private areas available.