Grand opening of the Five Points Art GalleryNovember, 2018
An event to celebrate the grand opening of the Five Points Art Gallery and Studios, an Art Resource Center Hub (ARCH)-supported house remodel, was held on November 17th, 2018. Fatima Laster bought the foreclosed Johnson-Goolsby Funeral Home, located at 3514 N. Port Washington Avenue, in March 2018 and has successfully transformed the building into the Five Points Art Gallery and Studios. The ARCH program is an initiative started in 2017 in which the city provides a grant of $25,000 which an artist or interested resident matches in order to rehab a foreclosed property, transforming it into a livable and working art studio or resource hub for the community. HomeWorks: Bronzeville is a recipient of the ARCH program grant to support the rehabilitation of a cluster of houses at the corner of Vel R. Philipps and Meinecke Avenues.
Top Image: Vedale Hill & Mikal Floyd-Pruitt at the opening of the Five Points Art Gallery.
Bottom: images from the gallery opening.
Images: Pat A. Robinson