Last month the Flywheel Group announced plans for a massive new renovation project in NoDa – The Station House.
It will involve converting an old warehouse complex at 600 East Sugar Creek Road into a true cultural center, filled with art galleries, music venues, breweries and co-working spaces over the next few years.
Their first official tenant has just been announced to be The Charlotte Art Leauge, according to a press release.
“Flywheel Group is excited to have Charlotte Art League as a founding tenant and partner for the Station House project. The work that CAL does in the community is so important: promoting ‘Art for all’. The Station House project will be a hub of activity for art, music, food, retail and offices. A true mixed-use development that combines preservation of some of the old buildings on the site as well as new construction. We look forward to the evolution of the project and expect several more Station House tenant announcements soon to join the Charlotte Art League,” commented Tony Kuhn, President of the Flywheel Group.
The Charlotte Art League at The Station House will consist of working studios, wall spaces, a front gallery space, offices and classrooms. According to Charlotte Art League Executive Director Cindy Connelly, “We’re excited Charlotte Art League will be part of the Station House project. This new opportunity will enable CAL to offer creative space for more local artists and give the Charlotte community a new venue to experience the many facets of art”, Connelly stated. The Charlotte Art League continues to fundraise to help support the relocation and physical move into the new space in Noda. The Charlotte Art League has raised over $10,000 to date from individual gifts and donations and is currently pursuing corporate sponsorships for this new space.
The Charlotte Art League moves into the Station House in February and looks forward to a grand opening in spring of 2018.
To find out more about the Charlotte Art League, check out their website here.