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Flatbed World Headquarters

Artists. Warehouse. Old news. Right? We thought so until we entered the squat blue block of a building at 2832 E. MLK. Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith, the founders of Flatbed Press, co-owner Gerald Manson, and architect Samantha Randall transformed this vast, bland concrete bunker into a spacious and surprisingly warm arts space that buzzes with the sound and feel of industrious creativity. Art exhibitions, studios, arts company administrative offices, and the huge printmaking shop in the back offer a glimpse at art made and in the making. Given that it's home to a variety of visual artists and performing arts groups, Flatbed World Headquarters is both a center for Austin's arts community and an invigorating culture factory.

Flatbed Press
3701 Drossett #190, 512/477-9328

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