Practically every day, or so it seems, another study is released looking at the impact of telecommuting on work style, and whether working in your pjs from your kitchen counter really does lead to more productivity.
For the artists of The Brewery, this isn't really an issue. And, likely, for thousands if not millions of creative people beyond the historic Lincoln Heights complex. People who make stuff have traditionally worked in their homes, at least part of the time, and while some have studios outside of their abode, many more often set up an easel near the living room window.
Such is the case at The Brewery, which opens its doors for another free art walk on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. It's not simply a mega gallery that gets locked up at night. People live there and work, many people, and it lends the former beer plant a liveliness, a beauty, and a certain robust grit that is palpable.
Over 100 artists will participate in the twice-a-year art walk, which takes visitors through studios, some in-home, some separate, filled with paintings and sculpture and photography and film. There's a restaurant, too, if all of the art-looking gets you weary (as it should, if it is done right).
The Brewery is billed as one of "the oldest and largest art colonies in the world." You'll feel that, if you haven't been. It's almost impossible to get through everything to see in a full day, and if you do, you've probably rushed.
The hours for each day are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.