Solar Arts building hosting benefit to fight hunger


December 3, 2012 by Sarah M

Artists at the Solar Arts building in NE are hosting holiday open houses Dec. 14-16 to showcase artwork and encourage visitors to donate to help fight hunger in Minnesota.

There will be a opening reception for the “Light Up the Night” event on Friday, Dec. 14, 5–10 p.m., at the Solar Arts Building, 711 15th Ave. NE. People are encouraged to bring canned foods or cash to donate to Eastside Neighborhood Services food shelf.

“We are doing something special this holiday season,” said Duane Arens, owner of the Solar Arts Building. “It’s still our first year of being open and we want people to come check out what we’ve done.”

The nearly 100-year old building was recently renovated to make way for artist studios and Indeed Brewing Company. The roof has 108 solar panels and other green, energy-efficient features.

On Saturday, Dec. 15 the studios will be open noon–8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 there will be a brunch with artists noon–4 p.m.

— Sarah McKenzie  


One thought on “Solar Arts building hosting benefit to fight hunger

  1. Every old and decaying building deserves a form of alternative energy source now so it doesn’t stress it self. Its better if we use solar and plant where it is needed most and can be expended greatly.

    -Green Apple Energy USA

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