Page 1 of 11 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 262
  1. #1

    Auto Alley Oklahoma Contemporary

    address=2 NW 11th
    cost=$26 million
    architect=Rand Elliott
    start=2016
    finish=2018
    acerage=4.65
    Formerly called Campbell Park


    Information & Latest News

    6/16/15: Detailed plans revealed for new museum
    3/19/14: Architect is chosen
    3/30/12: Arts Center will move from State Fairgrounds
    Links

    County Assessor Record
    City Arts Center website
    Gallery

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune3.jpg 
Views:	171 
Size:	99.5 KB 
ID:	10948   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	arts1.jpg 
Views:	1739 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	8254   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune2.jpg 
Views:	183 
Size:	72.2 KB 
ID:	10949   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune4.jpg 
Views:	148 
Size:	71.3 KB 
ID:	10947   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune5.jpg 
Views:	140 
Size:	58.3 KB 
ID:	10946   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune6.jpg 
Views:	130 
Size:	93.2 KB 
ID:	10945   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	genger2.jpg 
Views:	193 
Size:	155.5 KB 
ID:	8649   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune8.jpg 
Views:	127 
Size:	87.8 KB 
ID:	10944  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	conjune1.jpg 
Views:	155 
Size:	86.7 KB 
ID:	10950  

  2. #2

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    I don't know, I have mixed feelings about this location. I would rather see this project in the actual Arts District, or even Film Row...but oh well, good addition to AA nonetheless...

  3. #3

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    I know they strongly considered what will now be the downtown elementary school location, which I think would have been a better fit and provided a bit of a bridge between the Arts District and Film Exchange.

    It also would have allowed for more of a critical mass of these arts venues.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    That's a lot of land. I wonder how much of it will be empty or parking lots. I like the idea that we seem to be coming more downtown-centric, but I would have hoped for a higher density use for that land. Do we know how they're going to fund their building?

  5. #5

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    I hope the contractors/architect/engineers know what they are doing with regards to soundproofing!

    I also feel like this is a strange fit for Auto-Alley, but I'm glad someone will make use of this space especially if it brings traffic to the area. I'm still hoping for some residential along AA at some point.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Now the $38 million dollar Boomasada development makes perfect sense.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    If I were a tin hatter, I might wonder if the movers and shakers long standing desire to clear out the Fairgrounds of all things not horseman related had anything to do with why that quiet zone never went into place.

    However, as I'm neither a tin hatter nor a quiet zone proponent, I imagine I'll ponder on other things this weekend instead.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    I ditto the comments of G. Walker about this location. This site is not far from the Arts District or Film Row, but it is nonetheless elsewhere. I favor the concentration.

    I too had heard that this group wanted the site where the new school will be located. This planned location definitely seems better than the current fairgrounds site.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Honestly, either this needs to go in the Arts District, or we need to reevaluate how we're branding the area along Walker. What if the City Arts Center used the old Stage Center??

    I was excited when I first heard that the City Arts Center was wanting to move downtown, because they do a lot of great exhibits that go unnoticed on the fairgrounds. I just would rather this take advantage of the best opportunity available because too many other things aren't taking advantage of the best opportunity.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Why is it OK to close down the street?

  11. Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    Honestly, either this needs to go in the Arts District, or we need to reevaluate how we're branding the area along Walker.
    I fought and lost that battle here on OKCTalk when the Banjo Museum went to Bricktown and the proposed Toy Museum also was recommended for Bricktown. They should rename the Arts District to Civic District because that is really the only unifying theme that exists there.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    5,738
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Are there any incentives for being an arts entity in the "Arts District", or just wishful thinking? Seems like there is plenty of land over there...just none so visible as they want.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Nothing more than whistling in the dark, and in this case, they found a tune and named it Arts District.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    I do get the sense that the supporters of Auto Alley were disappointed to lose IAO to Film Row. I'm sure that many of them probably feel this helps make up for it. We need activity (particularly at night) in that area of AA. It also occurs to me that the park out front might offer a great opportunity as a canvass for large outdoor exhibitions. The park is very underutilized. I do wish they include some leasable space for restaurant, bookstore, or some other element to make it semi-mixed use.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    It would be awesome if they could do something similar to what Tulsa is doing with the Matthews Warehouse/TU/Philbrook/Living Artist Space/etc collaboration project, but I just don't think they have that kind of resources, and certainly there is no Kaiser Foundation here to sweep in and bankroll our private civic-oriented projects that don't have any other backing.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    The Kirkpatrick Foundation.

  17. #17

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    My understanding is they funded the OKCMOA?

  18. Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    Honestly, either this needs to go in the Arts District, or we need to reevaluate how we're branding the area along Walker. What if the City Arts Center used the old Stage Center??

    I was excited when I first heard that the City Arts Center was wanting to move downtown, because they do a lot of great exhibits that go unnoticed on the fairgrounds. I just would rather this take advantage of the best opportunity available because too many other things aren't taking advantage of the best opportunity.
    I was thinking the same thing, isnt it across the street from the school location where they wanted? Presume it was cost prohibitive to fix Stage Center and/or didn't fit their needs/wants

  19. #19

    Default Re: Arts Council to 12th & Broadway

    Well, if this new site ends up costing more than new construction on 12th, it will be very glaring indeed...

    The facility itself won't be anymore conducive for art exhibits than children's museum exhibits, granted, but the theaters would be an amazing space to run a film program. Downtown OKC needs somthing like the Circle Cinema in Tulsa that runs art films continuously. 2 screenings a day at the OKCMOA isn't cutting it, plus their two showtimes a night are becoming standing-room only.

  20. #20

    Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    Artful Move
    By Kelley Chambers
    www.okc.biz

    City Arts Center plans to relocate Downtown and build new home after more than two decades at Oklahoma State Fair Park

    To find the City Arts Center, one must be well acquainted with the layout of Oklahoma State Fair Park. From May Avenue on the east, Gate 3 leads off the road and opens onto a long drive toward a building with a yellow dome. Some know it as the old Oklahoma Science and Arts Foundation building. For others, it’s simply that building with the planetarium dome, although they may not know what goes on inside. For fans of The Flaming Lips, the interior may look familiar, as it was a filming location for the band’s 1999 music video for “Race for the Prize.”

    The building has been home to City Arts since the organization was founded in 1989 by a grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation. More than two decades later, the foundation that gave the group its start, and helped it thrive over the years, has its sights on moving the organization to a more visible location in a new building.

    Where once the fairgrounds was a hub of culture, with City Arts and the Oklahoma Art Center, the group’s board saw that the center of arts and culture in the city had shifted Downtown. About three years ago, they began looking seriously at options for renovating an existing building or finding available land.

    “We began looking more specifically Downtown at potential buildings that might suit our purpose,” says Kirkpatrick Family Fund Director Liz Eickman. “We came to the conclusion that building a new building was the best course for us.”

    County records show the foundation purchased 4.5 acres at N. Broadway Avenue and 12th Street for $3.5 million in late March. With the land secured, it will provide a site that is in good company for City Arts: Allied Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Institute and the Womb gallery are just a stone’s throw away. Now the questions are: What it will look like? How big will it be? How much will it cost?

    “It’s difficult to answer that until we address some of the issues of selecting an architect and putting together some drawings where we can get a real sense of pricing,” Eickman says.

    While City Arts continues to offer exhibitions and classes for adults and children, to grow and prosper it will require a customized space that fits its needs, and to accommodate things such as year-round exhibitions of local, national and international artists. Mary Ann Prior was hired as executive director in 2009 to help with the transition. Initial plans call for the new facility to open in 2015.

    “With Mary Ann on board, we began the whole planning process,” Eickman says.

    Prior is a professional curator who last worked overseeing the corporate art collection of Bank of America at its offices in Europe. She says the programs and exhibitions at City Arts are top-notch, yet many have no idea it exists, have no idea where it is, or may think it is just a part of the State Fair.

    “Our biggest problem at this location has been maximizing our audience. We do have some wonderful things we offer here, but attracting people to this particular place is quite challenging.”

    Prior says the new building likely will be between 40,000 and 50,000 square feet. The available land also will offer the potential for future growth. The current space is about 36,000 square feet.

    The new spot also will be set up as a place to grab a bite to eat and drink, as Prior says plans call for a cafe and a bar.

    Access and visibility also will be improved. With students and visitors coming from around the state, the site easily is accessible from Interstate 235.

    “We won’t be increasing by a huge amount, but we’ll make much better use of the space that we get,” she says. “It will be more tailored to our actual needs.”

  21. #21

    Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    What kind of design would you like to see? I'd like to see something that really pops so if you were to look at it you'd know it probably has something to do with art, but not too tacky. Something that pops as far as architect, not something that pops because it's bright and has a million colors like The Womb.

  22. #22

    Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    What if this project and the convention center could switch plots of land? The City Arts Center would be an amazing thing to have wedged in between the two parks, and if they're only wanting 50-60,000 sf you have plenty of room to preserve a green spine.

  23. Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    Kewl

  24. #24

    Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan View Post
    What if this project and the convention center could switch plots of land? The City Arts Center would be an amazing thing to have wedged in between the two parks, and if they're only wanting 50-60,000 sf you have plenty of room to preserve a green spine.
    I personally don't think switching the convention center with the location for the Arts Center is any more desirable, but I love your idea of putting this Arts Center between the two parks. But ideas like this make too much sense...

  25. #25

    Default Re: Arts Council 12th & Broadway

    Logic -- HA! That'll have to be curtailed.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. CityScape 10th & Broadway
    By Kerry in forum Retail & Services
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 09-21-2011, 12:03 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-28-2011, 06:56 PM
  3. Corner of broadway & 33rd??
    By tcd26ok in forum Edmond
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 11:41 AM
  4. McDonalds NW 23rd & Broadway
    By okcarch in forum Development & Buildings
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-11-2010, 05:51 PM
  5. Kabuki going in at 33rd & Broadway
    By metro in forum Edmond
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 02:16 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO