Future Tenant, the free form art space run by the Institute For the Management Of Creative Enterprises at CMU will be having to move out of it's current space. It will be having a big moving out party on August 2nd.
Name: Future Tenant Moving Out Party
Tagline: It's going to freaking ROCK
Host: Future Tenant
Type: Party - Goodbye Party
Time and Place Date: Thursday, August 2, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Future Tenant
Street: 801 Liberty Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Future Tenant is an idea, not a location
"This fall, Future Tenant will be moving to a new location in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. After six years at 801 Liberty Avenue, Future Tenant will be fulfilling a vital part of its mission, that of the mobile laboratory. On August 2, 2007, Future Tenant will be shutting the doors of 801 Liberty Avenue and opening the doors to new opportunities. As our name suggests, Future Tenant has always believed that our presence could attract new tenants (local businesses) to the vacant spaces of Downtown Pittsburgh and serve as a tool for revitalization. That time has come and as one previously empty venue is filled, we will move onto another.
Future Tenant will never be tied to any one physical venue, but will take up its work wherever there is access to suitable space. While it may not have a specific address in hand, the Pittsburgh audience will know that wherever Future Tenant gathers a group of artists, there will be found a constantly changing menu of vibrant, provocative new work.."
I will try to do some posts on the history of the place and all the past events-- but, like Artists Upstairs-- they failed to do a great job of documenting things. For the most part, the place has been run very sincerly by the students, with very little support from either CMU as a major institution or the wider community. Or at least it seems that way.
They promise to cary on.