- Mission Statement for the Olive Street project -
To bring art and creativity to Olive Street; to make it a destination alongside Lakewood Theater: to support the theater & its people along with local artists & the community: and to be an ongoing self-sustaining project.
Located across the footbridge from the Lakewood Theater parking lot, is Olive Street. In as much of it which is ours (seven cabins & cottages) we strive first and foremost to make this a home for the folks that make Lakewood Theater what it is [actors, techies, restaurant people]* Our heartfelt goal is to also make this a place that other artists, their patrons, and the public feel involved in as part of the greater commonality. Much like the old Lakewood Amusement Park, we hope it will become a destination to come picnic, enjoy the gardens, maybe take a class or two ... and, of course, come see a show at Lakewood Theater & enjoy a meal that the Lakewood Inn Restaurant when in season. During the winter we invite cross-country skiiers to our warming space
Artists and benefactors interested in using the spaces we have made available - please see the aptly named Studio Space page for descriptions - warmly welcomed; volunteers are always appreciated, whether short term or long term. Descriptions of camps for those interested in LCH, staying with us as an artist in residence or otherwise, are each under their individual headings found on this page here.
This blog was created to share snippets of the journey, and more importantly, for the opportunity to have others to engage with us in it.
*If you are any of these people, and are looking to stay with us during the season, please do visit the LCH page