The RiNo Art District announced Monday that it will move its headquarters from a 90-year-old converted warehouse along Blake Street to a new four-story, mixed-use building by the Zeppelins.
The district is planning to lease 2,300 square feet on the ground floor of Zeppelin Station. The office and retail building at 3501 Wazee St. is expected to open during fall 2017, according to a news release sent Monday.
The RiNo Art District is one of the organizations responsible for supporting River North’s artist community, spurring redevelopment in the area and promoting and improving the neighborhood overall. In June, the organization leased about 700 square feet of office space at 2901 Blake St.
“Sonia Danielsen, owner of the building, gave us and continues to offer us an amazing deal, but the space isn’t ideal for us as we grow, and wouldn’t work as an office and retail space,” said Jamie Licko, president of the RiNo Art District.
The move to Zeppelin Station is “only indicative of us needing more space and wanting to give our artists a platform to sell their goods,” Licko said in an email.
The RiNo Art District plans to have its offices as well as space for artists to sell their works in Zeppelin Station.
Zeppelin Development “jumped at the opportunity,” to have the art district anchor its new project, said Kyle Zeppelin, principal with the company, in a statement.
“They will be surrounded by a supporting cast of multi-cultural food vendors, design-forward fashion and home goods retail, and creative office users — all building a critical mass that the Art District will be able to channel in support of local artists,” Zeppelin said.
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