Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization founded by artist Theaster Gates, and Dorchester Industries announced the opening of “RETREAT,” an artist-led activation aimed at providing a platform for creatives in food, music, art, and more to develop their work at the south side Currency Exchange Cafe. This most recent artist-led activation is an extension of Gates’ Black Artists Retreat, an artist-led convening, and Rebuild’s work to empower creatives through innovative cultural initiatives. This year-long activation will host a series of events, programs, and artist residencies that provide space and community for artists to collaborate, create, work, and retreat.
The café, which will serve coffee, tea, cocktails and light bites, will offer co-working spaces with Wi-Fi and small meeting space for creative entrepreneurs; a pop-up store selling new and used vinyl records highlighting local musicians and providing opportunities for local artists to stock their records on consignment; and
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