“Awakening” to breathe new life into 86-year-old building

Enough Pie has announced July 13 as the date for Awakening, a one-day art and performance event designed to breathe new life into 1600 Meeting, an 86-year-old vacant structure on upper Meeting Street in Charleston. Awakening takes place at 1600 Meeting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

1600 Meeting StThe rooms and hallways of 1600 Meeting will be open for creative reinterpretation during the three-day window between cleanup and renovation. Awakening is a temporary and site-specific event, never to take place in 1600 Meeting again.

The event features a wide range of art forms, such as dance, sculpture, photography, interactive installations, textile art and more. Participants include Carol Antman, Jared Bramblett, Justin Brewer, Martha Brim, Alyson Burns, Margaret Crane, John Duckworth, Susan Farrell, Carroll Fitzpatrick, Laura Gaffke and Tina Hirsig, Kevan Hoertdoerfer and Vassiliki Falkehag, Alizey Khan, Gret Mackintosh, John Merritt, Sharen Mitchell, Austin Norvell, Alex and Sara Radin with Melanie Spinks, Beverly Currin and Bethany Jeanicke, Kim Thomas, and Patch Whisky. For an updated list of participants, sponsorship opportunities and more information, visit www.enoughpie.org/awakening.

Photo by Olivia Rae James.

About Enough Pie
In operation since January of 2013, Enough Pie is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of creative placemaking and community development through innovative programming, project grants and collaborative advocacy for smart, inclusive growth. Enough Pie focuses its efforts on the upper peninsula of Charleston, S.C. For more information, please visit www.enoughpie.org.

About 1600 Meeting
Built in 1926, 1600 Meeting is located in Charleston’s burgeoning creative corridor on upper Meeting Street. Though vacant in recent years, the space was once home to an Exxon office, antique shop and technical college. Now 1600 Meeting will transform into a creative hub, being reborn and repurposed to house nonprofits, artists, designers and creative small businesses. For more details, visit www.1600meeting.com.

Via: Enough Pie