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6/10: Noodle Factory Artist Lofts Open House

Posted by novoscene on June 10, 2008

We all know that housing prices in the Bay reached comethefuckon levels quite a while back, and that if you’re an artist looking for a place to hang your hat as well as your canvas/drum kit/photo equipment, chances are you’re going to have to open a vein, promise your 1st and 2nd born child, then get a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) gig in order to afford your own piece of the California real estate pie. And that’s if you’re one of the lucky ones.

Well, 11 working artists are going to get really lucky, as the Noodle Factory has extended it’s call for applicants for it’s new live work arts complex in West Oakland. Once a staple in the West O underground warehouse scene, Noodle is in the process of being converted into 11 live work units, specially priced for working artists and artisans. (You can read the Novometro article about the conversion here.)

In addition to prices ranging from $175,000 to $275,000, the totally green, LEED certified project includes a new rehearsal area, theater and performance space and a cafe. And a deal with the Northern California Land Trust ensures that the units will remain low cost well into the foreseeable future.

The Noodle Factory is hosting an open house today from 6:30 to 8:30 for artists interested in applying for the units and organizations interested in renting the performance space. Be warned: the project is still in the construction phases so expect a little grunge and grit.-kwan

Noodle Factory Open House
Free
6:30-8:30
Noodle Factory Performing Arts Center
1255 26th Street (at Union) Oakland
510-548-7878
www.noodlefactory.org

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