Stopgap solutions for vacant/unused properties | Press
With our Pop-Space initiative, Gravity partners with local property owners to temporarily convert such spaces into bustling arts venues. This provides affordable spaces for artists, stimulates the local economy with increased foot traffic, enlivens town perception and culture, and can help buffer costs for property owners until a permanent occupant can be found.
Benefits to property owners.
Pop-Spaces can take the form of:
• Art Galleries
• Musical Performance Venues
• Artist Studio or mixed use space
• Educational centers
• and more!
Once a permanent occupant is found, Gravity will simply leave the newly-revitalized space in search for the next Pop-Space opportunity, and the property owner enjoys the benefits of a now-coveted location and permanent occupant.
Long term vacancies cost owners and strain communites:
With the national retail and commercial vacancy rate at record highs, Pop-space galleries, innovative workspaces and shops are filling in the gaps by utilizing these difficult-to-fill empty retail and commercial sites.
Pop-ups in the Press:
From London to New York, Miami to Seattle, Popspaces eliven communities and bolster the economy.
Non-profit galleries pop-up in vacant sites
The Art News Paper
The Pop-Up Activist of the Lower East Side
The New York Times
Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts
The New York Times
Pop-Up Store Fronts Improve Local Retail Areas
The Bryan Ellis Real Estate Letter
Wanted: Local Artists to Enliven Vacant Storefronts
Storefront art installations: it’s not just window dressing
KIRO Radio/My Northwest
Local artists get a space to display their work at Boynton shopping center with many vacancies
The Palm Beach Post
Pop-up art galleries bring art to N.J. downtowns
Pop! An Empty Shop Fills With Art
The New York Times: London
If you’re the owner of a vacant/unused space, contact us to see what solutions we can imagine together!