Eugene has a blighted downtown with many empty storefronts. Two of the most important art galleries in our tiny arts district have just gone under. The arts programs in the schools have been gutted. If we had a place for artist studios, exhibit spaces, and art classrooms we could establish an anchor site for the downtown, help improve the Eugene economy, preserve its historic heritage, and provide a permanent collection for its local artists of merit.
The POEM organizing group blog outlines current process. The group is attempting to purchase ($1.2M) and renovate ($20M) the building for use as a community historic and art center/museum. Read more about acquiring the current Eugene downtown Post Office and making it a unique museum for regional art and history. Vist: