Last week, the Five in One Social Club acquired a second location at 2575 Summer Avenue. While the current location will continue to operate on Broad Avenue, the new expansion will feature more opportunities for workshops and classes in the print shop and studio.
“This is a long-term dream in the making,” said Alice Laskey-Castle, Owner of Five in One Social Club.
“With the help of family, friends, and our loyal customers we have accomplished our dream of buying our own building,” said Michael Andrews, Printer and Product Designer at Five in One.
The Five in One Social Club offers bi-weekly creative workshops for ages 16+, including crafts such as creating beeswax candles, wine bottle glasses, stained glass sun-catchers, and bookbinding. To attend a workshop at this “kindergarten for grown folks” does not require an artistic background or prior experience in the craft.
“This expansion will allow us to teach other types of printmaking so we’ll be able to share our knowledge about screen printing and continue to use our etching press for wood blocks, prints, and of course continue to do our steamroller printing. We’re really looking forward to expanding that part of what we do.”
Five in One also houses a retail store which features unique and locally made goods, art, trinkets, and gifts. Most importantly, however, Five-in-One is a social club for people to work together and form friendships.
“We really wanted a space where we could meet people to collaborate with and encourage conversation and hanging out that’s not done on your laptop.”
The opening date for the new expansion is not definite, however big plans for the Summer location are already in the making.