The arts venue that extended creativity and imagination in a tiny downtown
"An honest home for creative souls," a 6-foot chalk-written mission statement began, now awaiting erasure.
"A community needs small performance venues, and it is sad to see a place where you performed and had such a good time, close,"
Founder and artistic director
"Money is always an issue, but this wasn't just about money. With Theresa and I being pulled in different directions, with things that would have needed to be done to do two or three more years, we thought it was time," he said. "We wanted to end on a high note, when we wanted rather than when we were forced."
"If it weren't for the Vintage, we wouldn't have had an outlet. I wouldn't have been part of it at all," he said.
The Vintage provided a range of entertainment for an intelligent, nonconformist, under-21 crowd, a dozen or so who were sitting on the sidewalk outside
"I learned how cool literature and creative writing could be because it exposed me to another side," said
"I heard so much great music here," she said. "If you are under 21 in
"I'm grateful and proud of what we accomplished, and thankful for all the artists and patrons,"
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