When the Morris B. Sachs building was adaptively reused into the mixed-use Hairpin Lofts development, a critical program element was a community arts center. The resulting Hairpin Arts Center is a 7,000 SF flexible venue designed to support a wide range of arts programming, from live music and theater, to dance, visual arts exhibitions, and classes for all ages and income groups.
The nearly full-height display windows that line the perimeter of two of the elevations frame the interplay between the outside streetscape and inside performances. Multiple stage and wall configurations enable a variety of traditional and experimental programming, from live music and theater, to dance and visual art exhibitions. The high-quality presentation space is a home for cross-disciplinary exchange, and provides local artists and performers with a modern venue to pursue and display their work and interact with patrons.