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The exhibition gallery space is upstairs in a fully restored 1909 Carnegie Library with 96 feet of movable wall space, a large selection of various sized pedestals, and flexible track lighting. The 440 square foot gallery is a shared space between the Featured Artist exhibition space and the sales gallery. Great care is taken in displaying all work to the best advantage, honoring the work.
Ballet Studio- the Crossroads Ballet and Dance Studio is on the second floor of Crossroads. This 651 sq foot space has one whole wall of mirrors, with portable ballet bars. The original 1909 Douglas fir sub floor provides dancers with flex and give. This space also is utilized as a small meeting or classroom, able to hold 4-6 ft round tables and approximately 48 people. The space has a full length counter which is used for refreshments for First Fridays and other events. A piano is available and same floor access to the ADA compliant restroom.
Kitchen- In the original floor plan of the Carnegie Library this space was the librarian’s office. Surrounded by original 1909 wavy glass windows the space was converted in the renovation into a small catering kitchen. The kitchen offers a family size dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and a small ice maker. Built in cabinets make this an excellent kitchen for small events. The kitchen has a double sink, a professional coffee making system, and hot water tap. It is not a certified or licensed professional kitchen but many catering professionals have commented that it is a good functional kitchen. Every attention was paid to making this small kitchen gorgeous with custom tiling, custom built cabinets and chrome fixtures.
Pottery and Kiln Room—the Lavonne Kasper Memorial Pottery Studio is a versatile space (approximately 350 sq. feet) for various wheel-throwing and hand-building classes.
The equipment includes six wheels (4 Thomas Stuart wheels, 1 Bailey and a Brent) and two small Shimpos which can be brought out when needed. Potters have the use of a North Star slab roller and a Scott Creek Pottery extruder as well as two wedging tables, three tables for hand-building and a sink with a clay trap. We also have clay for sale by the bag (25 #) or half bag.
A separate glaze room is equipped with two electric kilns, a Skutt 1227 and a 1027. We have a variety of commercial cone 6 glazes in five gallon buckets as well as a Laguna spray booth. Glaze chemicals are available for mixing up glazes from scratch.
Classroom and stage 1764 sq foot downstairs classroom and stage is perfect for all types of classes, parties and meetings. Power Point projector with screen and sound system are built into the space. The Orville and Leona Fleetwood Stage is the same stage used by Mrs. Fleetwood’s puppet shows. Light board and adjustable lights are available to be used for small plays. The room seats 61. The new hand hewn walnut flooring was added during the restoration. This room has access to over 13 6-ft tables and 6-6 ft round tables. Crossroads has over 130 chairs of different types. Adjacent are restrooms with a chilled drinking fountain and gives access to the elevator. This is a working studio space stocked with excellent equipment to teach a wide variety of classes. It also has direct access to the Courtyard for additional space for weddings or celebrations.
Morrison Children’s Gallery—the downstairs hallway has been converted into a beautiful Children’s Art Gallery which features the work of our communities school children. Clint and Elissa Morrison generously donated all the materials for the gallery and had it installed. Each month a different school or community program is featured.
The Robert W and Nancy R. Chandler Family Courtyard is a beautiful space for outdoor events. With elegant turn of the century style of custom fencing surrounds the extensive courtyard. Concrete flower beds and trees make this a perfect space for an outdoor reception or party. Coming in 2012, we will add a new High Fire Gas Pottery Kiln which will allow potters to create cutting edge work.
The Mildred Rogers Outdoor Performance Stage is part of the courtyard, was built in honor of the late Mildred Rogers, long time benefactor of the arts and schools in Baker County. This small stage allows the community to enjoy performances during parties and receptions and offers excellent storage.
If you are interested in renting a room at Crossroads please call the Executive Director at 541-523-5369 to discuss pricing and scheduling. Please note we always give preferences in scheduling to our classes.
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If you wish to donate art books to Crossroads for the lending library or other items or supplies please contact the Executive Director at 541-523-5369.