Zero Empty Spaces (ZES) hosts Natick Mall (MA) location grand opening with a day of art and design talks as part of Boston Design Week
The former Burberry store-turned-Working Artist Studios is one of the company’s most ambitious builds to date, retaining the aesthetic of a luxury store and combining it with working artist studios. The artist’s studio for twelve (12) people has seven (7) spaces still available and is open during the opening hours of the shopping center (Monday to Sunday). Rent is $4.50/square foot including all utilities on a monthly basis (spaces range from 104 square feet to 238 square feet).
The pioneering concept of a working artist’s studio piqued the interest of Boston Design Week organizers, as the co-founders have been guest speakers in the past. This connection to Boston Design Week led the co-founders of Zero Empty Spaces to offer a day of art and design talks in conjunction with the highly anticipated grand opening of their first out-of-state location.
“It has been a great joy and honor to partner with the organizers of Boston Design Week to produce and promote this day of Art & Design Talks at the Natick Mall,” added co-founder/managing partner Evan Snow.
“We’re trying to bring all of our relationships that benefit the properties we’re in and bring those art and design discussions together and house them in this new 30,000 square foot open space on the lower level by Neiman Marcus at the Natick Mall just outside our space is something we’re hugely excited about,” Snow said.
The program, topics and speakers are below:
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (5 min. Q&A)
Speaker: Joyce Crieger / Artist/Curator
Subject: Public sculpture in Boston and beyond
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (5 min. Q&A)
Speaker: Kevin Baldwin / Artist
Subject: eyeMusic: at the intersection of visual art and sound
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (5 min Q&A)
Speaker: Maria Finkelmeier / MF Dynamics
Subject: Creating memory through sound, sight and sensation.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (5 min Q&A)
Speaker: Caleb Hawkins / Masary Studios
Subject: American shopping malls and the future of high-tech works of art: how art can play a role in creating new perceptions of familiar spaces.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. (5 minutes Q&A)
Speaker: Athena Pandolf / Executive Director of the Natick Center Cultural District.
Topic: Why is culture crucial for the community?
Zero Empty Space Inauguration
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (live DJ, light refreshment and bites)
Interested art lovers, buyers and artists are invited to attend this free event organized in conjunction with Boston Design Week and hosted at the Natick Mall. To learn more about the speakers and topics, visit https://bit.ly/3LGPnxO.
About the absence of empty spaces
Zero Empty Spaces is a rapidly growing affordable artist/vacation studio management company that creates affordable artist studios in vacant spaces across the country where artists can create and collaborate affordably. The concept broadens appreciation for all genres of art and helps create a thriving cultural community in the cities surrounding each location. Current Florida locations include Doral, Hallandale, St. Petersburg, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Sarasota. For more information, visit zeroemptyspaces.com.
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