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Burnin’ down the highway

By cburt
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at 10:00 am in Uncategorized.

If you see some weird (beauty’s in the eye of the beholder) gigantic sculptures traveling down Interstate 880 this morning, it’s because NIMBY is on the move to its new East Oakland warehouse on Amelia Street.

You can check out my earlier post or story to get the smoky details, but in a nutshell, an untended candle sparked a fire that ended up with inspectors crawling around NIMBY’s longtime arts space on 28th Street in West Oakland.

(Michael) Snook, owner and founder, found a new, bigger space that complied with all fire codes, etc… in East Oakland. He had to raise $36,000 for the move in costs, but that’s done and starting today, all the great Burning Man sculpture, torches, and other stuff that’s beenĀ  packed up in shipping containers is finally heading to their new home.

The new place is going to have a far-out sculpture garden with pieces like Michael Christian’s IT.

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