Friends! Photographers! Supporters! Lend me your ears….
As you may have heard, our current building at 1143 Gallatin is slated for demolition. We have been scouring the neighborhood looking for a new home for the Darkroom, and we are happy to announce that we have finally found one!
We will be relocating to 625 Hart Lane in East Nashville.
The space is flexible and spacious, and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring us.
We’ll be having a huge party on June 10 to fund our move. (check out the flyer) We will be open at 2pm through the Art Stumble ending at 10pm. The day will kick off with a print sale and photo equipment sale. We’ll be unloading tons of extra photo and darkroom gear, and there will be some limited edition black and white prints and other photographic work for sale at awesome prices. We’ll also have Mike’s Ice Cream and drinks by donation. If you have equipment to donate to the sale, or if you have photo prints you would like to contribute to the gallery sale, we would LOVE to have them. Donations need to be submitted before June 7 and should be matted or otherwise ready to hang. Equipment should be working and clean. Please contact us by email if you would like to make a contribution. The more we raise, the better our darkroom can be!
We will vacate our current space effective June 20th. There will be a short gap during which you will not be able to work in the darkroom. We hope to keep this to a period of about 2-3 weeks. We’re committed to doing our very best to be up and running as soon as possible, and will keep everyone updated on the process.
We have a lot to move, and we can’t pack your stuff! If you have gear, chemicals, paper, etc. stored at NCD you will need to pick it up no later than June 7th. Anything left after that date could get sold at our sale If there is a reason you will be unable to retrieve your gear, please contact us by email to make arrangements.
Want to help? Come to the fundraiser on June 10 and buy some stuff! Or have some drinks and ice cream and make a donation. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors. The more the merrier.
Want to help more? Make some prints in the darkroom and donate them to the sale! Please contact us by email for details.
Want to help even more? There will be several work days as we pack up the current space and build out the new space. We will announce the work days on Facebook and by email. PLEASE come out and put some sweat into your new darkroom. It’s gonna be awesome.
If you have questions, concerns, or feedback please get in touch. We always love to hear from you.