After facing a possible demolition, Del Mar art space A Ship in the Woods appears to be in the clear – at least until August.
Back in November, I wrote about the space’s impending, not-so-great future for San Diego CityBeat. Basically, the owners of the beautiful mid-century home that serves as a gallery and art and performance space were planning on demolishing the house at the end of A Ship in the Wood’s lease. Co-founders R.J. Brooks, Kiersten Puusemp and Dan Fauchier knew this upon signing, but like a child gets attached to a puppy, they fell in love and were figuring out a way to save the beloved ship.
Well, good news to those who love ASITW. Brooks emailed me to let me know their lease was extended and that they’re planning a campaign to save the house. Yay!
He tells me via email:
“The extension relieved the looming pressure to find a new place that might not match our style. We are finding more and more people in the area (including our neighbors) who are attracted to what we do. We can continue building a non-institutional, relaxed community of like-minded people who want to explore and discuss similar interests. In this reprieve, our plans for having more events will grow and include smaller intimate and larger community meet-ups. We are very happy to stay at the ship and hopeful to be here for the time being.”
I’ll keep you all posted on news and updates on ASITW.
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