Arts Blacklight’s Out
posted by June 29 at 13:48 PMon
The last few weeks have been tough for the Capitol Hill Arts Center.
First Annex Theater grumbled about leaving.
Then the People’s Republic of Comedy announced that they’re leaving.
And now Blacklight, a series of club nights CHAC adopted after the Vogue closed, is outie.
Blacklight became CHAC’s club-in-residence back in January and, as CHAC director Matthew Kwatinetz said, was a necessary diversification for the arts center, the kind of diversification other arts centers might have to pursue, what with local theater not being known for its piles of filthy lucre.
Seems that noise killed the club nights. From the just-arrived press release:
Noise in the building became a concern. In Seattle there are two noise laws—one based on measurable levels of noise, and one based solely on citizen complaint. Though CHAC and Blacklight were commended by the police for keeping the measurable (DB) levels low and within legal limits, citizen complaints persisted.
The last night is tomorrow, June 30.