Thursday, September 24, 2009

Art+Fire is this weekend!

We're really looking forward to participating in the annual Art+Fire Project, happening this Saturday the 26th, in the village park in lovely Stockholm, WI. This daylong interactive public art event culminates in the burning of a huge wooden sculpture (this year, it's the lake monster Pepie) on the shores of Lake Pepin. Kind of like Burning Man without the desert, right? CAFAC will be there all day, doing demos with our mobile welding lab and forge. It's a scenic 1.5 hours from Minneapolis... you should come!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We made MN Monthly's Best of the Twin Cities!

Best of the Twin Cities - Art Classes

It's a medium you probably didn't know existed. But fire art--made by heat spark and flame, yielding everything to sculpture to jewelry to fire-breathing--now has its own home in the newest and funkiest arts center in Minneapolis. The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center just opened in a former movie theater, where artists weld and wield blowtorches and pound on anvils--a blacksmith shop without all the horses. And soon, you too, can learn the incendiary arts--through classes that promise to be a very hot ticket. 3749 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis 612 701 5030. cafac.org.

I LOVE this write up! It's perfect in so many ways, however "just opened" is a bit overzealous. We did manage to secure the last piece of financing last week and our architect, Jeff Schoeneck of UrbanWorks Architecture is taking our final drawings to the city this Friday to work their way through the permit process. We are a mere handful of weeks from beginning our build out, so hang on to your hats people!

and oh, our new phone number is 612.294.0400