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I Work for GOOD: Downtown's monOrchid to Grant One Community Member Free Studio Space for a Year

Run out of space to work on your latest project or looking for a spot to do some serious creating? Take note: Downtown's monOrchid is looking for one lucky tenant.

Introduced this week, the I Work For Good project will award one local creative a dedicated work space in the monOrchid loft with a one year lease -- for free.

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monOrchid owner Wayne Rainey and local community activist Stacey Champion (who works out of monOrchid) say they're on the lookout for someone who is "working for the GOOD" -- and are currently accepting 300 to 500 word essays that explain the work you do, why you love doing what you do, and how free work space for a year would help your project.

The deadline for essays is November 18 at midnight. Submissions can also include photos and videos of work and can be sent to Champion at [email protected] All essays will be posted on the I Work for GOOD webpage for the community to read and comment. The winner will be chosen on November 20 and monOrchid "monomembers" on November 20 and can move in on December 1.

The space, at 214 E.Roosevelt St, is 14,000 sq feet was originally built in 1937 by Del Webb, and has since been renovated to include an open exhibition space, offices and studios, a conference room, two photo cycloramas, and a restroom.

Current tenants include Rainey Studios, mark ryan studio, Flo Design, Barbey Photo Arts, and Visionyard Studios Photography to name a few.

The space also features monthly exhibitions by monOrchid Artist Collective members including Nikki Aiello, Randy Zucker, Mike Carson, Sandra Whyman, and Estavan Balderas, as well as independent shows by local artists.

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Claire Lawton
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