SITE LAB INC via Crowdrise
September 20, 2015
SiTE:LAB is an entirely volunteer organization that creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between the art, design, education, business and cultural communities of Grand Rapids.
For 2015 and 2016, SiTE:LAB has been presented with a unique opportunity for its most ambitious project to date. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood. The plan is to turn the land and existing structures into a temporary art center and residency until Habitat begins its redevelopment of the properties starting in 2017.
SiTE:LAB’s plans for the Rumsey Street Project focus on large-scale site-specific work done by both local and international artists, responding to the vacant land and structures. An international design competition will also be held to select a plan for a temporary neighborhood gathering place. The locations will also be used for ongoing projects and will be the base for Sitelab’s Artprize 2015 and 2016 exhibitions.
We are an entirley volunteer community organization and appreciate any and all assistance.