Welcome to The Yards. The Yards is a collaborative art space located in the Public Market. It was started about six years ago by Sarah Rutherford and Lea Rizzo and the bi-annual collaborative residency has been essential part since it creation. The Yards has largely been a female led collective and I was lucky enough to visit a couple weeks ago during their Open Hours (10 am - 2 pm every Saturday) and meet some of the August Residents, some of the studio occupants and some of the key people that help keep The Yards running (Jason Barber and Kristina Kaiser).
I sat down with Jason & Kristina for a bit and heard their passion of giving young emerging artists a launching pad through the exposure that the residency program provides. There is a whole lot more going on at The Yards, between their regulars who rent studios, events & art shows, it is a bit of a revolving door. It sounds like there is never a dull moment and they wouldn’t want it any other way. So meet some of the girls who are the heart & soul of The Yards….
ALEXANDRIA MOCKBEE // AUGUST RESIDENT
MEGAN ARMSTRONG // AUGUST RESIDENT
KARALYNN COX // AUGUST RESIDENT
EMILY BELLINGER // AUGUST RESIDENT
KRISTINA KAISER // EVENT DIRECTOR OF THE YARDS
TINA STARR // ARTIST & STUDIO OCCUPANT
Be sure to follow The Yards for the latest artists featured, shows and events and consider supporting these amazing artists through their main fundraiser, a carnival event that will happen in October, more details coming soon.