Arts Vera Project moving update!
The Vera Project is having their last show at the Fourth Ave space this weekend, it’s a volunteer showcase featuring bands of vera kids (including the perfectly named Vomiting Unicorns). The new Seattle Center location won’t be ready until the fall, however, so here’s what Vera has to say about what they’ll be doing in the inbetween time…
The Vera Project is gearing up for all sorts of exciting transitions scheduled for the next several months. Big moves, construction deadlines, a compressed programming schedule, and an expanding list of special events are all planned and fast approaching.
On April 1st, Vera will officially be moving out of our longtime 1916 4th Ave location. March 24th brings the last show at our 4th Ave location: “Night of The Living Vera,” a music event showcasing performances by some of Vera’s core volunteers and members. While the Snoqualmie Room at the Seattle Center is undergoing renovations (projected move-in is early Fall), Vera’s offices will be based out of a house located in the South Lake Union neighborhood. Shows and other programming will be held at various interim locations, starting at the Capitol Hill Arts Center located at 1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
April-September 2006 Vera’s capacity for programming will be greatly reduced due to our relocation to numerous temporary facilities. But of course Vera wouldn’t be Vera without awesome all-ages shows, so we’re presenting at least two shows a month. Our first satellite performance by Scout Niblett and guests is on Friday April 14th at the CHAC lower level. There will be limited silkscreen facilities at the South Lake Union house, and Audio Engineering classes will continue in accordance with music events. Jeromeskee from Massive Monkees will teach breakdance classes at the Velocity Dance Studio (915 East Pine Street #200, Seattle, Wa, 98122) every Tuesday starting on April 18th. Other regular programing like Acoustic Veracity and events for the Ver(a)rt Space will continue at temporary locations. Details will be posted at www.theveraproject.org.
The April 5th Mayor’s announcement of Vera’s move to the Snoqualmie Room will be the first of Vera’s upcoming special events. The day will start at 10:00 am with a Press Conference and performance by world famous Seattle breakdance crew Massive Monkees. Celebrations will continue at 6:00pm with free performances by Smoosh and Common Market. Other special dates include the annual “Free For All” event scheduled for July 8th at the Mural Amphitheater, the “A Drink For The Kids” benefit planned for early summer, and the Capitol Hill Block Party on July 28th and 29th where Vera will coordinate a stage.
Please see our website at www.theveraproject.org for updates and news on upcoming events.