Art House Co-op, the Atlanta-based organizer of nationwide art projects, will leave the South in January to move to Brooklyn.
Art House opened a gallery in Decatur in 2006, then moved to its Art House Gallery in Castleberry Hill. It’s a fun place to stop by — I posted a Le Flash photo from there on Friday night — but the projects are fun to participate in, too. The good news for Atlanta, and the rest of the world, is that those massive community art projects will continue. Geographic variety always seemed like the point.
Here’s part of the letter sent to the mailing list on Tuesday:
For the past three years, Art House has resided in Atlanta, Georgia. We have grown to love it here and love the people around us. This is where we started and this is where we grew. It was here where we had our first “project” and grew faster then we ever thought we could. Atlanta was where all of your amazing art has been shown and resided at for the past few years. With growth comes the need for change. We have decided to make a move. Starting in January 2010 Art House will permanently reside in Red Hook in Brooklyn, NY. We are really excited about this change and hope the people of Brooklyn and the New York area will welcome us with open arms. We will miss Atlanta, and will be back to visit very often.
With this change brings a whole new year of exciting stuff. In January, our new space, “Brooklyn Art Library”, will open up. It will be the home to thousands of sketchbooks and a revolving collection of all of your artwork. We hope to grow a space where people will come for inspiration and to learn about all of the awesome artists from all over the world that make up Art House Co-op.
Want to go? Art House Gallery is open for special events and by appointment. 309 Peters St., Atlanta. 404-939-7667, www.arthousecoop.com.