Artful Bauhaus (Image: michaelneverstops.blogspot.com)
The next step in the city’s design review process may not be clear but the artists are moving forward. An “End of an Era” is near. Bauhaus Coffee has put out a call for submissions for a December art show coinciding with its final months at Melrose and Pine before the shop makes way for a year-plus construction process that will rebuild its block into a seven-story, mixed-use apartment building.
Pieces should “comment on the changing landscape of Capitol Hill, and the redevelopment of this beloved block,” the notice says.
The Hewitt-designed development project that will incorporate portions of the old buildings along the Bauhaus block cleared its first design review hurdle this summer but, as of today, the required follow-up meeting has yet to appear on the city’s schedule.
Bauhaus owner Joel Radin told CHS the cafe will open a Ballard location in the meantime and plans to return to the overhauled Melrose and Pine store when construction is completed in 2014 or 2015.
Below is the entire call for submissions from Bauhaus Capitol Hill:
CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Bauhaus is hosting a group show for December 2012.
The title for the show is “End of an Era”
I’m looking for artists to submit pieces that comment on the changing landscape of Capitol Hill, and the redevelopment of this beloved block.
Themes may also include: Gentrification, “out with the old/ in with the new”, demolition, end of the world (As the Mayan calendar suggests), change, or simply an ode to your relationship with Bauhaus Coffee.
All forms of media will be considered.
The submission deadline is Friday, November 2nd 2012 at midnight.
Please submit all entries to: