Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center Receives a Minor Facelift

Posted By on Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Those of us jonesing for noisy aural treats of late may have noticed the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center's recently pared-back schedule and note about "being closed for repairs" until August 21. Never fear! All is well at the Lemp.

"We've had an incredibly busy summer, and I think all of us just need a little break," said Mark Sarich, Lemp's founder. "We're also doing a little bit of soundproofing to keep the neighbors happy, and also keep us happy because sometimes when we have quiet shows the street can get a little loud."

Indeed, you won't find stainless steel fixtures or any fancy changes on your next visit to the space.

"It's not this big facelift, no bar added on, it's still going to be a pretty stripped-back, D.I.Y. space," Sarich said.

These repairs are happening just in time for the seventh annual NoisefeSTL, which takes place from October 22 to 24.

This summer, Sarich said the Lemp again hosted Orchestrating Diversity, an eight-week program that provides orchestral music education free of charge to public school kids.

And tomorrow night, you can catch Brother Gruesome, which features Todd Jackson of Evangelicals.

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