A project of Lights Out Gallery
Early in the year we embarked on our largest project to date, renovating the old, abandoned SnoCraft/Tubbs snowshoe factory at 10 Tannery Street in Norway, Maine. The 13,000 square foot buildings sit on almost a full acre near the center of town. Tapping into the collaborative community and creative spirit that already makes Norway special in the Western Foothills, we plan to renovate the buildings in stages, converting the space into a community hub and arts center, including a dance studio, co-working office space, gallery, art studios, and a shared makers’ space. With the generous help of dozens of volunteers, we have cleaned out the buildings, lifted and reinforced the foundation, and are beginning the process of re-roofing both buildings and renovating the dance studio space this winter. These necessary fixes will ensure that Tannery Street will be a space that serves the community and the arts in Maine for years to come.