eTextile SB (Spring Break) will take place from Sunday, October 2 to Sunday, October 9, 2022.

We are excited to host this year’s participants at Prairie Ronde, a residency and exhibition space in the historic village of Vicksburg, Michigan. Prairie Ronde is committed to local community development through the arts and to creating spaces for emerging artists.

 

//Schedule and Workshops//

The schedule includes time for project brainstorming and creation, workshops, etc. A schedule will be posted closer to the event in October.

Workshops are TBD, check back here around August/September or after the event to see what workshops are held at ESB 2022.

 

//Work Space//

The residency’s workspace and exhibition will be held at The Mill and other locations within walking distance. The Mill is a raw and spacious renovated paper mill that officially shut down in 2001. Since 2014, the space has been in restoration, transforming into a space made for community learning, inspiration, and growth.

In contrast to the wonderfully raw and industrial Mill, there are spaces with a more lived-in feeling. Within these spaces, participants will share workspaces (for sewing, soldering, etc.) that will be stocked with communal tools and equipment. Tables and chairs will be provided as individual workspaces for participants.

Fun fact – between 1905 and 1958, at the height of its paper production, the mill turned cotton rags into finely made paper!

 

//Meals//

We provide a communal dinner each evening at a local restaurant. Participants are responsible for all other meals. There is a local grocery store within walking distance from the lodging. Participants are also encouraged to bring their favorite snacks to share with others. Confirmed participants will be asked about dietary restrictions.

Communal kitchens are available for your use through the provided lodging. We will do our best to provide snacks, coffee, and tea for breaks and socializing.

 

//Exhibit and eTextile Spring Social//

The exhibit acts as an internal show and tell amongst participants, in order to get to know each other’s work. At the end of the week, it is available for public viewing during the community day event.

We have opened our doors to the local community on the final day of camp, and invited them to join us for a day of eTextile activities. We have displayed work from our internal exhibition, shared the work we had made for the week, ran drop-in workshops, and had an “Intro to eTextile” table.

TBD on which events we will host at ESB 2022.

 

//Lodging//

Prairie Ronde provides several buildings for lodging that participants of the eTextile camp will share with other participants. Most accommodations are shared rooms and each building has a communal kitchen and shared bathrooms and common rooms.

Visitors and partners will need to find their own accommodation and can not stay on the premise of the residency. There are several local hotels in Vicksburg that we can provide information for.

 

Learn more about eTextile Spring Break in general and what to expect for the week on our About page