Organizers at Outer Space, the vibrant arts and music collective that has provided a safe performance space for youth for the last several years, just received word that they’ll be forced to close their doors (temporarily, hopefully) in just under a month from now.
The announcement, below, sent to the Outpost from Outer Space explains the situation:
Dear Outer Space Friends, Patrons and Supporters,
We regret to inform you all that the building we are in has been sold and our lease has not be renewed, ending our operations at our current site of 1100 M Street, Arcata as of December 12, 2019. We hope you can join us in saying goodbye to the space by coming to one of the shows we have in this final month, including tonight when we will be joined by Jeffrey Lewis and the Voltage, Comfort Creature, and the Comix Trip.
We are taking steps to find a new site, discussions having begun within minutes of receiving our tenancy termination letter, and we will be having an emergency planning meeting this Friday at 7 p.m.
Our members are passionate about bringing you a space to create magic in our community, and value your contribution to the spirit of Outer Space. That being said, any support you can give in our final month at our current location would make all the difference in how easy this transition is! Having your classes and workshops, coming to our final shows, giving us a heads up on real estate options, and offering help with the move and storage space in the case of an interim of time between spaces are a few types of support that we need.
We are looking forward to the positive changes this move will bring and hope you will carry on your workshops, shows, and art events in our eventual new home. Additionally we hope that a new location might breathe new life into our space, bringing more awareness of us to the public and perhaps widening access.
Please reach out if you’re able to support us in any way, have any questions, and please let your friends know this is the last chance for the community to experience our current location and help support us during this time of transition.
Outer Space Arcata Collective