Stores @ Storer
Guillermo (Will) Sanchez
Economic & Workforce Development category
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February 24, 2021
As with so many local organizations, the pandemic forced the closure of La Cosecha and the building on Storer Avenue was sold. That didn’t stop Sanchez though. He is relaunching La Cosecha Galeria on Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn, complete with retail space and a café. He will also be offering virtual symposiums for minority artists and Old Brooklyn artists.
December 6, 2019
Will was profiled as part of The Plain Dealer’s Cleveland City Champions series, “which honors people and organizations that have done bold, innovative work to lift up a neighborhood or a community.”
October 10, 2019
Will has been turning his vision to use arts as a vehicle to reinvigorate the Storer Avenue area into a reality.
Gallery Reopening & New Art Venture Location
La Cosecha Galeria, 5404 Storer Avenue, will introduce its inceptive Market this Holiday season, bringing together a diversity of people and art with original handmade crafts, sculptures, embroidery, paintings, photography, books, antiques and many other unique items for purchase during this gift giving season. A variety of exotic delicacies, desserts and beverages will be offered for sale as well. This event is open to the public – mark your calendar to join in the celebration and support local artisans and entrepreneurs.
They have also brought a custom Glasswork Design Studio onsite, courtesy of The Headshop, a boutique retail outlet specializing in creative counterculture related items located at 3359 West 58th Street and Storer Avenue.
The Summer Art Garden
Now a full-fledged community project, The Summer Art Garden at 55th Place and Storer has been embraced by impacted organizations and city officials. They were selected as one of the projects for Building Hope in the City’s Rally CLE grants program, supporting the Summer Art Garden development into the Stockyard Stage. With their guidance, materials and volunteers The Summer Art Garden project will progress further in creating a multi-arts outlet for and by the community.
March 17, 2019
At Accelerate 2019, Will pitched his vision for an anchor arts center on Storer Avenue and his plan to create a “Summer Art Garden” festival to celebrate the building opening. On March 17, Will was part of feature by ideastream’s David C. Barnett on how, “artists offer much more than decoration to area neighborhoods.”