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Galapagos Art Space Ditches Brooklyn for Detroit, Indoor Lake Planned

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[Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

Fed up with skyrocketing rents, a significant player in New York City's art scene is heading for the cheaper confines of Detroit. The New York Times reports that Galapagos Art Space, a "performance center and cultural staple of Brooklyn," plans to reopen in Detroit following a 16-month renovation process.
Here's where things get crazy: Galapagos has reportedly purchased nine total buildings in Corktown and Highland Park, including a huge warehouse near Michigan Central Station (toured by Curbed in 2013) and a former school in Highland Park. The lengthy preparations will create gallery space, a performance venue, and—believe it or not—a 10,000-square-foot indoor lake.

Photos of the Highland Park site can be found on Galapagos' website.

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