Arts & Culture

Staff Pick

Best New Experimental Art Space 

A Place Gallery & Studios

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Photo by Seth Kubersky

A Place Gallery & Studios

649 N. Mills Ave., facebook.com/aplacegallery

The art scene has been especially active in the past 12 months, with galleries closing and opening (usually there's more of the former). Upstairs in a creaky old building at the crossroads of Mills 50, A Place Gallery – the public wing of the Time Waste Management art collective – hosts exciting young and emerging artists. You might see projection mapping or dust collecting, experience a performance meditating on someone's grandmother through the medium of her old fur coat or hear African-American artists discussing the black experience. It's all about the ideas, and unlike many galleries that program a year or more in advance, A Place is deliberately of-the-moment. Original ideas aren't in short supply these days, but venues that air them to the public are. Check it out.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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