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Douglas Building Atrium Lights After Dark

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 02:57PM
Douglas Building Atrium Ed Fuentes

The Douglas Building will have its groove on this Friday night, as it hosts its first fashion show. The 70's funk-themed "The Groove Mixer and Showcase" features self-named designer K-Boogie's Boogiewear line of "urban couture." The show is mounted with help from Lot 44 Coffee's Julio Uriarte.

Lot 44 owner Ariel Graham has guided the project's use of the 2,500 square foot atrium. She wants to make the adjoining area accessible for performance and exhibitions.

Since its completion as part of the building's renovation, the atrium has been used for the occasional group art show during Art Walk nights, but Graham feels its been underutilized as a venue. "I can see hold a film festival, performance art, or even play readings," she says. "The important thing is the space is eclectic and shouldn't be pigeonholed."

The Groove Mixer and Showcase takes place on Friday, June 19, in the The Douglas Building Atrium (257 S. Spring). The mixer begins at 7:30 pm, and the fashion show starts at 8:30pm.

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