Thursday, February 25, 2021

more than bees

Related to the bees part of the project, there will now be a little donations jar at the Tower House. Vistors using the artists space, the kitchen, shower, or collecting from the community garden may choose to leave donations in the jar on the shelf in the kitchen. This money may be used by our bees if desired, just simply leave the store receipt in the jar so that the donations can be recorded. If there are any monies there at the end of season, they will go towards next season’s expenses! Cash is lovely, but if leaving a check, please remember to make it out to Dawnella Sutton* and I promise not to take off to the Bahamas with the money.

*The On Olive Street Project is a self-titled phrase, not a registered not-for-profit at this time.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Lakewood Theater

The reason we are here on Olive Street, Lakewood Theater. 

Productions for the 2021 season have been annouced and the auditions scheduled, so we know we can put winter behind us now, as is the yearly tradition.

Please visit the theater's website to read more about the upcoming season, past seasons, actors, and a whole lot of it's amazing history. 

We'll look forward to seeing you there in just a few months!

Friday, February 5, 2021

artists and benefactors

When getting down to task, or as a daily aspiration, it is helpful and often inspiring to reassess your goals.  Every once in a while it is good to look back upon ones mission statement. Read it aloud. Ground yourself with it.

In case you haven't yet read our mission statement for this dream of mine on Olive Street, it is as follows:

Mission Statement for Olive Street: to bring art and creativity to Olive Street; to make it a destination alongside Lakewood Theater: to support the theater and its people: and to be an ongoing self-sustaining project.

Reading it from this very blog's The Project page and then continuing down to the paragraphs which followed, there was this sentence (written by myself):  "Artists and benefactors of all kinds are most warmly welcomed"  which made me realize that although being very open about inviting artists to participate, the acquiring of benefactors is something that has not been focused on properly. Indeed, until we reach the planned "self-sustaining" part, it seems it will need to be done.

So, the question is out there now, would anyone be interested in coming right out and sponsoring an artist (for studio time or housing) for the 2021 season?