I suppose it's appropriate that this is our first-ever blog post--here's to (more) new beginnings!
We are THRILLED to announce our expansion into a second location, as we celebrate 5 years at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment this month. We have added studio space every year, on average: (officially) opening Studio 122 in January 2011; adding a retail shop in Studio 202 in November 2012; moving the store into The Pea Pod's current location, Studio 111, in November 2013; expanding into Studio 112 behind in January 2015; and now, November 2015, a completely new location!
The new space is located at 2720 Governors Drive, Suite B inside the long brick building with all the flags--just down the street from Lowe Mill.
Why the move? Our custom screen printing has grown exponentially, from a supplemental income to support the broader purpose of Green Pea Press as a community printmaking studio into a full-time operation in itself over the past couple of years. Moving the production into the new 1,500 sq.ft. facility will allow it to continue to grow without impeding artist members' access to studio equipment, as well as giving our employees room to work without tripping over one another and the presses! Clients will also have walk-in access during regular working hours (Monday-Friday 9-5), whereas our Lowe Mill studios are limited to set public hours for visitors (Wed-Sat 12-6pm).
Our original working studio, 122, will remain at Lowe Mill with facilities for intaglio, relief, monotype, and letterpress, as will our retail shop,The Pea Pod. All screen printing production and screen printing workshops will be held in the new location. We'll also carry a selection of retail items from The Pea Pod, in case you need to pick up a gift one morning or early in the week!
We'll have an official Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting in January as part of our 5th Anniversary festivities--TBA, so stay tuned!