Archive: August 9, 2013

Permanent Maker’s Space – Edmonton

With the successful launch of Mercer Collective and our other pop ups around Edmonton, we are now looking to fill a niche that Edmonton needs. We want to build a permanent retail and maker’s space. Edmontonians who have no room or budget for heavy equipment will now be able to come work on projects, make furniture, cabinets for their kitchen, learn how to use a 3D printer, screen print, laser cut designs in a central location.

In addition to having a workspace, we want to launch a permanent retail outlet for Edmonton’s makers to get into their community. Need the perfect gift and want to shop local? Come browse our shop!

We also want to offer classes to youth, emerging artists, adults and anyone looking to make something.

We are currently in the process of forming a board of directors and will be actively looking for a space that allows us to have a workshop, office space (to lease to other tenants as well as our own makers), retail storefront and possibly a cafe – hey we get hungry when we are creative!

Are you interested in getting involved? Here are a few ways:

Email me if you’re interested in being on the board, have space we could look at buying/leasing or want to contribute funds to our cause – marissa.loewen@gmail.com

We are also looking for artists, artisans, designers, teachers and builders to be a part of our collective!

Music at Mercer Collective – August 10

We’re very excited to announce the musicians for the August 10th show! We have 3 new musicians coming out to the Mercer Collective on the 10th and we’re very happy to have them,

From 10 AM to 12 PM we have Brady Simpson, a local musician, photographer, and artist playing for us. He will also be bringing along a selection of his artwork for you to peruse as well. Check him out in advance at his website here: www.bradysimpson.com

From 12 PM – 2 PM we welcome Must Be Tuesday to the stage, a talent local artist who will bring a great selection of music to the show. Must Be Tuesday can be found here: http://mustbetuesday.com

A very exciting fact: Must Be Tuesday is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to produce their next studio album, You can support them on their Indiegogo campaign here:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-must-be-tuesday-album/

And from 2 PM – 4 PM we have Jeffrey Andersen coming out to spin some great tunes for us! You can preview some of his great tracks here: www.mixcloud.com/MrAndersen/

Hope to see you there!