1600 Meeting Street, just moments from downtown, is a local creative cluster providing office space, art + design studios, non-profit hub, community resource center, local food + drink and a collaborative work environment. Basically an all around GOOD IDEA center.

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Leapfrog PR will host an art installation by Outside the Box Fine Art. Small and large works will be for sale and membership opportunities available. Outside the Box will host an art-inspired cocktail party from 4-6 with 2015 artist Harrison Blackford.

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1600 Meeting is excited to partner with The Bee Cause in furthering their mission of supporting the honey bees through outreach and education! We have 3 hives in the back parking lot and an observation hive in the shared conference room. The observation hive is a fascinating thing to watch as the honey bees work together all day (and night) long – similar to the hive of busy workers + artists inside the 1600 Meeting buildings.

The Bee Cause mission is to stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees in our lives and the need to understand and embrace them and to care about their well-being through the installation of bee hives in 1,000 schools.

1600 Meeting will support The Bee Cause by “paying it forward” to a local school. With the help of Enough Pie, 1600 Meeting and The Bee Cause are pursuing a partnership with the Charleston Promise Neighborhood Schools and we hope to pay a hive forward to a school in our neighborhood.

Tami Enright, the Executive Director of the Bee Cause, will be hosting a Bee Wise chat in the conference room at 1600 Meeting for tenants to learn more about the resident bees onsite and the organization. The Bee Wise chat is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2nd at 9:30am.

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Join Enough Pie for Awakening II: Fieldwork, an all-day arts experience that actively engages the outdoor spaces of 1630 Meeting.

Last year, you may recall that Enough Pie set up shop with a group of artists INSIDE the building and challenged artists to awaken the building using its vacant rooms, walls and hallways as their inspiration. This year, Enough Pie is breaking out of the bricks and mortar framework into the adjacent outdoor spaces, allowing artists only two days to transform the site before this one day event on June 14.

So join Enough Pie and the incredible roster of participants as they awaken the fields, foliage, porches and pavement of 1630 Meeting… Come enjoy 17 incredible installations, performances and more, including The Mini Cine screenings, graffiti, yarnbombing, an appearance by the loch ness monster, tiny doors, boats + teepees, site-specific theatre, and dance…

1630 Meeting Street will be open throughout the day. So, for those of you that attended Awakening last year, you will now see the building renovated and full of tenants. Please come be a part of the creative gathering and celebrate our community, artists and local businesses!

Stick around from 6-8 for a delicious meal prepared by Butcher&Bee onsite at 1630 Meeting. Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to Enough Pie. Buy tickets here.

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Wow.  I  have a key and security card to 1630 Meeting Street (which is, ironically, the actually mailing address – though we still fondly refer to the project as 1600!).  It is a bit surreal to be STANDING IN THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

Tenants have moved in and the space is starting to feel like the inspirational hive we long envisioned.  Some tenants are still getting settled, some spaces still have paint drying and items in boxes and there are still a few odds + ends to wrap up…but seeing all the activity has been really thrilling.  Once we are fully operational and the space is looking even sharper than it does now, we will host an open house – so stay tuned for that. We will also be posting an updated press release with expanded info on all the tenants and some new ones to add!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the tenants for their support, patience, good energy and now – their COMPANY.  It is great to pass you all in the halls and stairwell!

Already getting some national press from USA Today, too!

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