For the past 16 years, Patrick's Cabaret has called the firehouse at the corner of Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue its home. That will be changing soon, as the performance organization has announced that it will be vacating its current space this spring.
Patrick's will be packing up its bags and moving on by May 31. As of now, the space will be without a home after that time, but executive director Scott Artley says that they will continue to look for partnership opportunities at satellite venues during the interim. This isn't the first time since its creation in 1986 that Patrick's Cabaret has been without a brick-and-mortar space, after all.
"At our core, the Cabaret is a concept and a community, not necessarily a place," states Artley via this morning's press release. "Our approach to growing new art and new artists is a vital part of the Twin Cities arts ecosystem, and we're moving forward with the belief that this development challenges us to do some more radical work directly in the communities we serve."
In the meantime, Patrick's Cabaret will continue to host scheduled events. Cabaret Cabaret: A 30th Anniversary Show will take place in late April, and Patrick's yearly outdoor benefit, Longfellow Roots Rock and Deep Blues Festival, is scheduled to take over outside this July.
The move was necessitated due the building being sold to new owners. There's no word yet on what is moving into the space.