131washington is a new creative space in Portland, ME, determined to foster a DIY creative culture in the local community. All of our shows are donations-only, all ages, and chem free. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the 21+ venue culture, while also supporting Portland's creative community through art shows and performances. We host local and touring bands, and we're hoping to build art studios and spruce up our space.
So far, 131 has been a great success. We've gotten great feedback from the community, but unfortunately we're running out of money! Our construction is about half-done, and we're eager to get our art studios finished and rented out. We also need to upgrade our heating system (brrr):
And we need to buy some new windows! To tell the truth, there are tons of little things that we need in order to get this venue/gallery/studio space up and running (who knew metal ducts could cost so much?).
We started 131washington in order to provide an affordable and accessible creative space in Portland. DIY is better when DIY becomes do-it-together. Help us build our dream so we can share others'!
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