Joe’s Garage Holiday Sale!

Joe's Garage Holiday Sale 12/10/16 4 pm - 8 pm at 1770 W. Berteau Ave Chicago

Make art not waste!  Shop our selection of art supplies– featuring fine art frames and archival mats, along with fabric, studio equipment, bags and more. Find gifts for your artist friends– and your inner artist.

Come to our holiday sale!

  • Saturday, December 10th from
  • 4 – 9 pm
  • at the brave lux studio, 1770 W. Berteau Ave (at Ravenswood).

Joe’s Garage is an art supply exchange where we collect surplus supplies and make them available to artists and makers.  All proceeds benefit animalia project’s work on climate action and creating a better environment for all of us.

What will you find?

  • fine art frames — these are brand new and beautiful (donated by a Chicago art gallery)
  • clear acrylic sheets– brand new and unscathed
  • archival mat boards– these are brand new too!  mostly white or ivory
  • fabric– mostly new.  includes upholstery fabric
  • bags– for hauling musical equipment, photo gear and whatnot
  • totes– for hauling groceries and everything else
  • metal stands
  • sewing notions
  • colorful paper– big pieces of seamless photo paper and small bits from magazines, etc
  • gifts for artists, makers and handy-people
  • inspiration

Prices vary, with most large frames $20 – 100.  Most items are under $20.  And– free stuff!

And– make your own postcards!

We’ll have cards and nature-themed stamps for making your own cards.  Why not stop by and make a few cards that fit your mood– holiday cards for friends or action cards for legislators, business leaders, media, regulators and others.

RSVP via eventbrite

And– stop by the Half-Baked Sale at the Chicago Glass Collective just downstairs.

More details about Joe’s Garage:  http://animaliaproject.org/joes-art-garage/ and on facebook https://www.facebook.com/joesgarage4/

transit to trail tour: Montrose Harbour

People traveled by bike, bus, train, feet and even by car to join the Just Space / Transit to Trail tour of Montrose Harbor. We walked from the historic lake shore (now ½ mile inland) out to the concrete pier where land now meets water—and back into Uptown.

The Chicago skyline peeks over the native prairie plantings at Montrose Harbor-- a treat on the transit to trail tour.  photo:  joe mazza / brave lux

The Chicago skyline peeks over native prairie plantings at Montrose Harbor– a treat on the transit to trail tour. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

 

Melanie, of Friends of Cuneo, shares stories about how the lakefront has changed in the past hundred years.  photo:  joe mazza / brave lux

Melanie, of Friends of Cuneo, shares stories about how the lakefront has changed in the past hundred years. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

Throughout the walk, we discovered how people have shaped this area over the past hundred years—literally creating the landscape by filling in the edge of the lake. What a history this space has!

Over time, the area has provided space for tourists to party on the lakefront, for mothers to give birth in a state-of-the-art facility, for migrating birds to rest & feast every spring and fall, for gardeners to grow flowers and vegetables, for the city to pump drinking water and for child laborers to bathe at night.

Quite a history, yes. And what a future!

Getting a closer view of Purple Martins in their lakeside condos (nesting boxes). photo: joe mazza / brave lux

Getting a closer view of Purple Martins in their lakeside condos (nesting boxes). photo: joe mazza / brave lux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A community garden, full of brightly colored flowers, butterflies and vegetables, in a lakeside park in Uptown. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

A community garden, full of brightly colored flowers, butterflies and vegetables, in a lakeside park in Uptown. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

Montrose Point, Uptown, the Bird Sanctuary– they’ve all been shaped by the priorities of people.

This unique tour drew on the knowledge of collaborating CSLN members Friends of Cuneo, Audubon Chicago Region, ICA and animalia project– on July 29, 2015.

Join us for our next tour!

Sometimes natural wonders are discovered on unexpected paths.  photo: joe mazza / brave lux  montrose point chicago bird sanctuary

Sometimes natural wonders are discovered on unexpected paths. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

A bit of nature, culture and community in Chicago montrose point. photo: joe mazza / brave lux

A bit of nature, culture and community in Chicago. photo: joe mazza / brave lux