Over 100 artists will be evicted from the studio at 619 Western after the Department of Planning and Development deemed the building unsafe. Since no public gatherings will be allowed after August first, tenants held a final 'First Thursday' to showcase and celebrate art. Accelerated plans meant they were not allowed to extend their time until next Thursday for August's First Thursday, an event they have participated in every month since 1984.
For more information on the eviction, read this.
Photos by Catherine Anstett.
Published on July 29, 2011