Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hamlin Factory Salvage Days












From Scott Kessel


Hamlin Factory Salvage Days:
Saturday, August 9th : 9 am to 3 pm Sunday, August 10th : 10 am to 4 pm

The Hamlin Factory - Middletown's soon-to-be workspace for artists, is proud to sponsor two Community Salvage, Recycle, Reuse, and Remove Days, August 9th and August 10th.

We have a great opportunity to keep a lot of reusable and recyclable objects out of the landfill. Help us to empty out the old factory building. Salvage stuff that is of use to you - recycle stuff that isn't. Wesleyan University has provided two large dumpsters for the stuff no one is interested in. Come and take what you want (with thanks to Wesleyan) in exchange for a few hours of good hard work.

From the attic to the basement, there are treasures to be discovered. Nearly everything that isn't nailed down (and some stuff that is!) is up for grabs. Junk sculptors, found object artists, tinkers and inventors beware. There's so much cool stuff, you'll wish you had a truck or trailer.
Please bring your own gloves, dust mask, and flashlight if you wish. Wear work clothes you can get dirty in. No kids please. Due to some unfortunate vandalism, it's quite a mess in there. There is electricity, but no running water or toilets. Because we don't own the property yet, everyone entering the building will need to sign a Visit Waiver and Release agreement.

We're looking for volunteers to help coordinate certain aspects of the clean up. Please contact me at kesselarts@gmail.com or by phone at (860)-930-8440 before the weekend if you can help. If you have any extra boxes for organizing and sorting recyclables, please bring them.

Visit our web site: http://groups.google.com/group/hamlin-park for a partial list of the stuff available for salvage inside the old factory, and for the latest information about the progress of the factory project itself.

Please feel free to spread the word to those you might think would be interested. Come by to help or just to see the factory space and show your support.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What kind of Art Space is it being renovated into? Living spaces?

Scott Kessel said...

We are hoping to turn it into workspace for artists, not living spaces. Please visit the website http://groups.google.com/group/hamlin-park for more details about the project.