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Feb 14, 2014 9:53 AM by Ryan Haarer

Historic warehouse transforming into fine art gallery

TUCSON- In 1907 a warehouse was built for prominent Tucson businessman Albert Steinfeld. Since then the building wore down and eventually was condemned. But there is a push to bring the historic building off of 6th Street back to life.

"I fell in love with this building. I saw it when there was about a quarter inch of dirt on the floor and holes in all the walls and spider webs everywhere and I said, this is the space for me," said gallery director, Miles Conrad.

He has high hopes to turn the space into a contemporary fine art gallery.

"It will have rotating exhibitions every month. There will be a workshop space where classes and lessons are given and also a retail space for fine art supply."

The space is starting to come together but they can't officially open without proper plumbing and electricity. They currently power up through a generator in the backyard.

The Warehouse Arts Management Organization owns the building. They've raised 7,000 of 15,000 dollars to make the major repairs. With a bit of help they hope to add to the growing arts scene downtown.

"The fact that we are expanding also I think affords new opportunities for artists."

The best way to help repair the Steinfeld Warehouse is to donate to the Warehouse Arts Management Organization. Visit their website at wamotucson.org.

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