This Week at the Southside Hub of Production

Dave Ford prepping a truck in Grand Rapids

Dear friends,

This week at the Southside Hub:

Thursday October 20th: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
The Red Thread Project: Stitching Studio with Lindsay Obermeyer

Knit a hat. Crochet a cap. Gather with old friends while you meet new acquaintances. The Red Thread Project® celebrates community connections, both visible and invisible, while encouraging and fostering individual creativity. This event is free and open to all. Learn the basics of knitting or share your skills with others. Details on our website or visit Lindsay at

Saturday October 22nd: 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Dave Ford’s Truck Show!

In collaboration with the Southside Hub of Production, visual artist Dave Ford will install his truck drawing on October 22nd from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The public is invited to participate in the installation of the truck drawing panels, assisting Ford as he removes the drawings from the back of a truck into the main gallery space. The drawings record Ford’s drive this week from Santa Fe, NM, to Chicago, IL. To create the truck drawings, Ford drives an 18′ Penske rental truck. In the back of the truck, the floor is lined with paper over which 100 pencil-tipped water bottle pendulums document the activity of the 1,300 mile journey. The final drawing is approximately 11’ wide by 7’ tall. During the drive Ford arranges the bottles to maximize the markings and movement of the truck and will upload images and video during the drive at This Saturday’s art happening will be the first time Ford has shown Truck Drawings in Chicago.
Come on out and welcome him to our fine city and to the even finer South side!

Big Time Indoor Yard Sale!: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The thrift is having a huge sale! Don’t miss it! 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. $5 bag for kids clothes! Great new things just in! Do you like vintage Fisher Price toys? We just got in a truck load! Donations taken daily between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. Support your local cultural center and enjoy your re-found space! Forms now available for tax deductible items from the Resource Center. Clean and usable items only please! Thank you!

Sunday October 23rd: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Community Potluck Dinner
As always, please bring a favorite dish to share and everything you need to enjoy it – plate, utensils, glass, and a drink. (In keeping with being green, we do not provide plastic cups, utensils, or plates so please come prepared). Remember, one’s generosity and culinary care is the key ingredient for a successful and delicious potluck!
This is a family friendly event so bring the littles!

Coming Soon: Sunday Soup Salons! Please contact us if you wish to perform or know of anyone who would like to participate in these events.

Slow Recovery and “Red Flags Family Salon” by John Preus

It Is What It Is: Please see our website for a list of artists, projects, workshops, classes and updates!

Open Hours:
Wednesday 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Thursday through Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Sunday 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Or by Appointment

* Volunteers are needed to run the Indoor Yard Sale and the House from 2:00 to 8:00 pm weekdays and Saturdays. Hours of volunteer work in exchange for time bank hours, free classes, hours of reading, looking at the exhibits and thrifting. Daily hours are variable with events, so please check out calendar frequently for additional hours.

Please consider Supporting this project at We can’t do it without you!

All donations are tax deductible through The Resource Center and are deeply appreciated. Families, please do consider a family membership: $100 for the year gets you a 25% reduction on workshops, classes and concerts and free access to the Open Studio days: materials at hand, art room available, library available for tutoring, game playing and socializing! Contact us about the family sponsorships program!

* Please contact us with ideas for programs, classes, workshop, clubs etc. Bring your creativity and skills and come be a part!

Yours at the Southside Hub of Production


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