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Drawing Center finds permanent home in SoHo

on Thursday,February 03,2011 21:02

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The Drawing Center in New York has been moved a number of times, but it has finally found a permanent home in SoHo, according to The New York Times. Recently, the Drawing Center purchased the 2,000 square-foot space on the second floor of a 19th century building. It has been at this location for approximately 25 years, but the Drawing Center will now have the opportunity to expand.

Officials plan to connect the second floor to the ground level and renovate the basement for additional space. When construction is complete, the basement will be connected to the two floors above. The purchase allows the Drawing Center to plan for additional exhibitions and galleries.

"It's a new way of thinking about growth," Brett Littman, executive director of the center, told the news source. "The reason people love the Drawing Center is because it's a human-scale organization. We don't need a 30,000-square-foot atrium, nor do we need a new $60 million building."

The Drawing Center may inspire visitors to not only expand upon their passion for the arts, but enter a career in the industry.

Employment of artists is expected to increase by 12 percent over the next seven years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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