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As many of you may know, Doug Shire and I (Laurence Clarkberg) and a group of artists we call the Beyond Art Collective have been hard at work for the past few years realizing our dream to bring Meow Wolf-like interactive art spaces to Ithaca.

Since we started the collective in 2020 we’ve come a long way toward that goal. We’ve built multiple temporary art installations, including bringing illuminated art to the annual Ithaca Winter Light Festival, bringing large art to multiple regional Burning Man events (including most recently the Love Burn in Florida), and installing a hugely successful immersive artspace on the Ithaca Commons last summer that we called the Art Lounge.

Over 10,000 people visited our Art Lounge during the three months it was open. We are unstoppable!

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