Ann Arbor Area Community News
The A2 News notes the opening of Depot Town Art Studios, which hopes to provide space for the people displaced by the closing of the Ann Arbor Tech Center and the 555 Studio.
Mike Marino and Jacob Casteel are opening the 10,000-square-foot former machine shop under its new name: Depot Town Art Studios.
Space is expected to rent for around half of what similar space in Ann Arbor would go for, and with an added cultural benefit:
“A lot of artists have moved to Ypsilanti because it’s much more supportive than Ann Arbor,” said Akasha Fluegge, a local artist involved in painting, photography and dance. “Ann Arbor is a lot more competitive. People guard their secrets, whereas in Ypsilanti they share. I think the working class solidarity of Ypsilanti translates into how the artists behave.”
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