Greetings from the summer interim period! It's been almost four months since the doors at 702 Shady Lane officially closed. Since then we have been planning and preparing for the move into the new space at 1600 Pleasant Valley Road. The new space isn't ready yet so Pump will be sharing a temporary structure with neighbors Almost Real Things on site of the new location.
We are excited to have you out, visit after the interim and to host the following exhibiting artists:
Aria Brownell (562)
Maggie Kleinpeter (561)
Jeffrey Lara (656)
Kirsten Lofgren (560)
Michelle Rahbar (564)
Beth Shapiro (563)
Thank you to our donors, community and artists for the support in this interim period. We are excited about the future of Pump Project and all the opportunities we will have in the new location. However, we know many have questions about why we had to relocate from our old space at 702 Shady Lane. To learn more about the relocation, read this brief overview.
The doors at 702 Shady Lane were closed for the last time on July 10th, 2018. We look forward to seeing you all again soon at a new location!
For over a decade, the bright yellow warehouse has been our place for community and creativity – home to 40+ artists and craftspeople. In November 2017, we learned that the landlord was intending to sell the property. By May 2018, the building was sold to new ownership and the studio tenants were asked to vacate the premises at the end of June.
Our original plan was to raise money for the needed CODE improvements, but since our lease has not extended under new ownership, we have focused on relocating instead.
Pump Project is asking all those who support the art community here in Austin to assist in this effort. Don't wait – the time to help us is now!
The New Beginnings Farewell Fundraiser will allow alumni, gallery attendees, the Austin arts community, donors, and all of our supporters one last time to come and visit our iconic warehouse of 13 years to say farewell to friends, artists, the building, and the pump. It will also be the closing reception for The Door by the Garden. Most importantly, we'll be raising money for our relocation costs for our new location near Riverside and Pleasant Valley Rd.
We wish to thank those that contributed in the first part of our online Fundraising Campaign, we raised over $4000! Additional funding is needed to help defray the costs of moving, build-out and furnishing the new space, and will help keep arts in Austin.
You may additionally donate online here https://pumpproject.org/support
Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can get a better idea of how many people will be attending!
Tickets are free, suggested donation at the door.