Thursday, September 23, 2010

Let the Painting Begin!

Our painting crew has just gotten started, and we couldn't be more excited! The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center paint job is happening compliments of a marvelous program created by the Pohlad Family Foundation and operated by Stuart Morgan, Calvin Littlejohn, and Jeff Wieber of Tri-Construction. The program was initiated over the summer as a means to employ teenagers looking for summer work, and we're absolutely delighted that they were willing to take on our project! The Star Tribune ran a great article about how the program got started, which you can read here.

The teens work with a professional painters and gain valuable job skills while earning a good wage. Here you can see the team getting started on masking and cleaning the surfaces in the gallery prior to paint.

They'll be in the building for the next week or so, and, weather permitting, will be working on the facade as well, so please say "hello" if you see them while walking by!

Thanks guys, and welcome to CAFAC!

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