Rummage Sale To Help SAVE THE GLOO FACTORY Saturday February 20th.by Charles Spillar on Feb. 18, 2010, under arts, Tucson Art
There will be a large community Rummage Sale this Saturday, February 20th to help save the Gloo Factory in the historic warehouse district. The Sale will be held at The Art Gallery at 1122 N. Stone Avenue. (Near Stone and Speedway Blvd.) Hours: 8am-2pm
The Gloo Factory (named for the “gloo” that keeps community together) began almost twenty years ago with the acquisition of two offset printing presses, and has evolved into a significant community resource. It now offers offset printing, screen-printing, graphic arts services, and technical assistance and education. The Gloo Factory produces books, newsletters, bumper stickers, signs and banners, t-shirts and much more, almost exclusively for non-profit groups and progressive causes.
As a community-oriented facility, The Gloo Factory’s 4000-square-foot rented warehouse has become a center of activity for grassroots groups. In addition to providing printing and related services, The Gloo Factory provides workshops, classes, and other training to give people the knowledge (and encouragement) they need to produce their own printed materials.
The Gloo Factory is located in the heart of Tucson’s Historic Warehouse Arts District and for more than a decade, Dwight Metzer and The Gloo Factory have been involved in the community, working with a plethora of causes, events or groups.
As we talk about saving The Gloo Factory, people often share a story about working together on an action or event.
The Gloo Factory has done several dozen printing projects for See Sharp Press. It keeps in print classic anarchist works that would otherwise be out-of-print, and puts worthwhile essays in more permanent format. Having a printer that shares our principles is extremely important. Without The Gloo Factory, these materials would not exist. —Chaz
I find Dwight to be one of the most altruistic, generous, and open- minded people I have ever met. He is sweet and soft- spoken and would do anything for the people and causes that he loves! Truly passionate, gifted, and selfless people are the most precious social resource I can imagine. We can’t let greed and “progress” obliterate the last remnants of our communities’ voice. Please everyone give to Dwight now because I promise that in some way shape or form it will come back to you in the future! Save the Gloo Factory! —Colin
I have worked with Dwight on and off for the past 11 years screen printing, tabling at events, and doing web support. He has been an inspiration to countless activists over the years and I am really excited to see the community rallying behind him in this time of need.—Martin
The Rummage sale will be selling goodies from The Gloo Factory warehouse and gently used household items. Please call 740-0810 for more information.
If you would like to find out online more information about the sale or about the Gloo Factory please visit their website: www.savethegloofactory.org
There should be some great bargains at the Rummage Sale so be sure and head to the sale Saturday February 20th between 8 AM – 2PM. See you there!