Why Catalyst?

A catalyst is…

Something that accelerates a reaction and causes activity between two or more persons or forces, without itself being affected. The space will be continually utilized and transformed to fulfill various needs, and by doing so will create new opportunities for communication and creativity. Essentially unchanged, yet always different.

A person or thing that precipitates an event or change; a person whose talk, enthusiasm, or energy inspires and motivates others.

It was in this spirit that we opened the space, developing ideas of how it could be used and who might be interested in making something happen here: for their own work, for the community, for experience, for fun, for a living, for art.

We opened in February 2013 and have been fulfilling this mission consistently and creatively for over six years. We are thankful to everyone who has helped make this possible.

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