Arts and Culture

The Speed Art Museum broke ground last month for its expansion and renovation project, which will close the museum campus for three years, but its interim offices at 822 East Market Street, a satellite space dubbed Local Speed, are open.

Tonight, the museum celebrates the opening of “Welcome Neighbors: Art from Nulu” during the downtown trolley hop. Curated by The Green Building’s Daniel Pfalzgraf, the multi-discipline exhibit features established and emerging visual artists who show and work in the neighborhood. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and features Mad Pixel designer Ron Jasin screenprinting limited edition posters on-site.

Local Speed boasts 6,000 square feet of gallery and exhibit space alongside offices and meeting space for the Speed’s administrative staff. The building brings artwork outside, too, with a mural painted by local artist Monica Mahoney and a chalkboard wall that prompts passers-by to contribute their own dreams and goals.