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Stamford Artist Gets More Space To Create

All artists desire more space to work so they can let their creative juices flow uninterrupted. On April 1, abstract expressionist Robert Wilson will get the chance to turn an empty commercial space into his own studio thanks to the Sprouting Spaces project.

“One of the most difficult obstacles for an artist is not creative block or lack of inspiration. It is space,” Wilson says in a statement. “The Sprouting Spaces project attends to this need that artists have, allowing us to produce something great.”

Sprouting Spaces was started by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery to bring landlords and artists together to brighten the community. The artist will get six to 12 months in an empty not-yet-leased commercial space to work, generate interest in the property and promote Sprouting Spaces.

Wilson will be working in space from MarLo Associates on Bedford Street in Stamford. MarLo got involved with Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery to bring more art downtown and in turn attract more business and people, said Gregory Lodato, president of MarLo Associates.

“We are committed to the revitalization of downtown Stamford,” Lodato says in a statement. “This already is a regional destination, but there is more progress to be made.”

The Sprouting Spaces project is open to artists around the world. Interested artists should send their portfolio, resume and artist statement to sprouting@flalvarezgallery.com . Commercial real estate landlords and developers nationwide may contact the gallery at 888-861-6791 or by email to landlord@flalvarezgallery.com to learn more about the project.

Will more art downtown make you go there more? Share below or email reporter Anthony Buzzeo at tbuzzeo@mainstreetconnect.us .

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