“A game changer.” This Miami alternative arts non-profit is moving to Little River – Miami Herald | Candle Made Easy

Lorie Mertes, the executive director at arts organization Locust Projects, outside the group’s new location in Little River.

Lorie Mertes, executive director of arts organization Locust Projects, in front of the group’s new Little River location. Pedro Wazzan Courtesy of Locust Projects Locust Projects’ Design District site has seen it all over the past two decades: indoor pools with synchronized swimmers; earth dump truck; jackhammer floors; working kilns and a hanging garden. Miami’s … Read more

For years, Brooklyn’s most progressive art space made a huge impact as a nomadic organization. Now they are taking root – artnet News | Candle Made Easy

For years, Brooklyn's most progressive art space made a huge impact as a nomadic organization.  Now they are taking root - artnet News

Since its inception in 2005, the Laundromat Project has funded more than 80 public art projects across New York through residencies and grants for a growing roster of over 200 artists. This includes storytelling workshops under the direction of Betty Yu from a coin-operated laundry in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where the artist grew up, and … Read more

The Torpedo Factory Art Center needs volunteers, as do many organizations in Alexandria – ALXnow | Candle Made Easy

The Torpedo Factory Art Center needs volunteers, as do many organizations in Alexandria - ALXnow

There are still a number of opportunities to volunteer in Alexandria this summer. Art and music lovers will get their money’s worth by signing up as a gallery tour guide at the Torpedo Factory Art Center or as an usher at the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. As the upcoming school year gets underway, there are also … Read more