I bought the house because of the front room, a spacious chamber with high ceilings and hardwood floors that just begged for dancing and music. On the night we closed on the house, it was cold and rainy and we couldn't really move any furniture in. So we brought over Ben's accordion, and he stood right in the middle of this wonderful space and played and played and played, as if to warn the neighbors, "Look out! We're here!"
I have never seen a house come alive so much as this one does when there is music, dance, or other creative activity going on. You can almost hear it breathe. You can almost feel it relax.
It has inspired a musical, Come Home, which was performed in that very room. It has hosted a classical guitarist from Spain, professional tango dancers from Argentina, and other artists from Syria, England, Dominican Republic, Australia and elsewhere. It has seen a hundred theatrical rehearsals and is currently a rehearsal space for a blues band.
It is often messy with the current project, be it costume design, set building, or simply cluttered with a dozen musical instruments all needing to be played right this minute.
Welcome to RedHouse ArtSpace. Clear off a chair, make yourself at home and enjoy some of the unexpected things that are bound to pop up.