HELPING ARTISTS GROW: MULTIPURPOSE ARTS SPACE WHERE ARTISTS CAN MAKE!
For a long time, we took honeybees for granted, only recently realizing that these seemingly ubiquitous pollinators are crucial to our agricultural structure and crop production. Artists, then, are like the honeybees of our communities, and their metaphorical pollination, their creativity, enriches the cultural development of the region. But just like bees, our artists are not impervious or wholly self-sustaining against the whims or economic shifts in the market. Plus, they need space! Great art can’t blossom indefinitely from a cluttered basement, nor can music progress from inside a garage.
Grove Studios wants to be the conservational keepers of a colony of artists. “We’re working to serve the community that we love; the community of Ypsi and Washtenaw County, and even southeast Michigan,” said local musician, entrepreneur and Grove co-founder Rick Coughlin.