Helping people create & innovate
The ECA&IC will help people of all ages engage in creative experiences through art, food and technology. Our building plans incorporate best practices in flexible design to maximize our mixed-use space and will entail several phases over the next 4-5 years.
Because we’ll bring together a dynamic mix of tenants, including artists, educators, inventors and entrepreneurs, the opportunities for unique collaboration abound. Specific areas will come to life as different spaces in the building are renovated, but here’s a quick summary of what we’re about:
We’re about Art
Whether you are a working artist in need of studio space or someone who enjoys attending performances and gallery events, our facility will provide a unique destination to satisfy your creative needs. Our plans include a black box theatre and space dedicated to private art studios.
Making New Things
With classroom space where you can study a new art technique, as well as a state-of-the-art Maker Space where you can develop prototypes and build new products, you’ll find the knowledge and resources to help you create works that wouldn’t be possible to make on your own.
The diverse cross-section of artists, crafters, and inventors will find plenty of unique opportunities to share their talents in new ways. And that collaborative spirit will extend well beyond the confines of our building. With a digital studio that includes AR/VR (Augmented and Virtual Reality), digital animation and MOCAP (Motion Capture) capabilities, our reach is only limited by imagination of those who access our resources.
Just as many consider the kitchen to be the heart of a home, we see the role that food plays in our community to be a natural extension of our work supporting creative entrepreneurs. We’ve allocated room for culinary resources that will include both commercial and demonstration kitchens and a food hub to connect local farms with institutional buyers.
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”