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Arts Community

Barnaby Ruhe sculpting in the Green Drake Arts CenterThe Green Drake Arts Community is a critical part of our overall concept and mission. Art is a constantly happening and unfolding thing here. The entire upstairs is dedicated to artists, from hopeful beginners to working professionals, pursuing their creative dreams. Along with several semi-private studio spaces, we have a spacious, well-lit, and equipped room that is open 24/7 to Arts Community members. It is also open to visitors during gallery hours or when regular members have the door unlocked. Those wishing to visit long enough to actually spend some time trying out the space as a "studio away from home" are simply asked to drop a dollar or two in the donation jar to be a "member for the day".

The Arts Community room has easels, work tables, and comfortable furniture for writing, playing music, or just hanging out around other creative people. We also have wi-fi access for those bringing a laptop and a stereo system. Members generally bring their own supplies, tools, or instruments, but there are a few donated art supplies and house instruments around to try out. There is also a kitchen corner with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker, as well as bathroom and slop sink facilities. And, there is open floor space for those wishing to pursue small-scale dance or performance art activities. As the community develops, we'll try to keep meeting the needs of members. The main rule of conduct is simply to be courteous of other members who are there at the same time in the use of space and things like sound levels and background music. Green Drake management is the final arbiter should any conflicts arise.

Elody Gyekis painting at the Green Drake Arts Center

Resident artist Elody Gyekis in her studio

Music jam at the Green Drake Arts Center

Wednesday evening music jam


The annual membership fee is $100. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more, email us at or call Karl at 814-422-8461.




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