TraillWorks is moving . . .
To 135 Spring Street, Newton; currently the home of Eaton's Estate Sales.
I've found a space in record time and will be relocating to my own studio space with a gallery and lesson area some time in March. It was a goal of mine to find a space in 2008, especially after having been spoiled at Peters Valley. I had no idea it would happen so fast.
We considered various options such as buying / renovating a building, renting a storefront, renting some other kind of structure. My urge to move was egged on by reading a book called The Art World Dream: Alternative Strategies for Working Artists by Eric Rudd. His book really got my blood pumping. He talks a lot about the importance of having a legitimate studio space and about how space is limiting; even for a small works artist. It is his belief that artists buy old barns and vacant mills, renovate them into live/work spaces, and rent out extra space to make back income.
While this may be a dream of mine to have a studio in an old mill or lofty barn, buying something wasn't in our current realm of possibilities. So instead I went the less risky route for the time-being of renting a larger space where I will have a "main street" presence and a place people can go without feeling awkward about invading my personal space in my home.
I will keep you "posted", pun intended, on developments of moving in. There's a lot more involved in opening a commercial space than I had realized. I finally hired an attorney.
More this week . . .