<b>INDOORS (Bar area)</b>: There is a limited amount of indoor space and ceilings are low, which will restrict the amount of free-standing installations or sculptural art. We do, however, have lots of walls where art can be hung or projected. Some small hanging pieces may be suspended from the ceiling.
<b>OUTDOORS</b>: We have a fantastic extra-wide alley we will be turning into a Art Yard, providing ample space for free-standing installations and big sculptures—BUT you must be prepared for cold and/or inclement weather.
<b>MORE INDOORS (Garage)</b>: New for this year, we're using the adjoining parking garage as an additional art space. Ceiling heights range from 10-12'. The garage is fully enclosed and protected from the weather; it's an old and quirky space.
<b>TRANSPORTATION</b>: If you need assistance getting your project to the venue, we can help with transportation arrangements. There will be an art truck collecting pieces from various locations around town (Artisan's Asylum, etc.) and to encourage new work from outside the Boston metro area, we have a small pool of money to assist out-of-town artists with their transportation costs.
<li>Setup in the main indoor space can begin Friday, September 27th.
<li>Setup in the garage and outdoor yard can begin the morning of Saturday, September 28th, but the roadway through the yard cannot be blocked off from the public until 5pm.
<li>ALL setup must be complete by <b>7pm</b>.
<li><b>IMPORTANT</b>: Teardown begins once the venue closes at 2am, and everything will be packed up before we leave. If this seems daunting, do not fear; our army of mole-people will be on hand to assist you. If you can't be around to strike your own installation that's totally fine, but please give us explicit instructions for safe handling of your art, and/or designate a representative to oversee its transport.
Please give us as much information as you can about your installation requirements so we can accommodate as much art as possible. We'd like to have completed surveys back by <b>Tuesday, September 24th</b>.
<b>ALSO, PLEASE NOTE</b>: This is a radically participatory event, meaning everyone—organizers, performers, musicians, and artists—are all responsible for purchasing their own ticket. The event will sell out so purchase your tickets as soon as you are able!
Ticket link: https://bostondecompression2013.eventbrite.com/