Chimaera Arts

From X-Men: rEvolution

xxxxxThis is one of the many converted warehouses in DUMBO, but unlike most of them, it does not have some corporate developer's sign out front promising transformation into luxury condominiums or a boutique shopping center or the latest concept restaurant. The entrance to its grounds is marked by a wildly colorful double helical arch with a steel scroll sign that reads "Chimaera Art Space!" above "" in smaller letters.

xxxxxThe warehouse is moderately large and heavily decorated with graffiti art in various styles--some of it recognizable as the work of renowned local street artists. A pair of monstrous scrap metal sculptures, perhaps still works in progress, flank the entrance. The building itself has undergone significant renovation recently, complete with wiring, plumbing, and a modular partitioning system. The grounds, too, have been cleaned up, ramshackle fences torn down and rusting detritus removed in favor of reclaimed (and brilliantly repainted) outdoor furniture ringing an impressively engineered firepit.

Notes & Trivia
  • Chimaera is an artist collective -- all members of the collective are joint and equal co-owners of the company & space. Membership requirements largely include being an active part of meetings & work done to keep the collective running; non-member affiliates are totally welcome to participate in events as well but do not get a say in the running of the co-op.
  • Individual members are welcome to use the space for their own projects and the collective strives to support their members who are looking to make a living off their work; however, the collective itself is not-for-profit.
  • Chimaera's event space is available for public rental, though they do have a very stringent nondiscrimination policy and will not rent space to anyone whose event or organizational goals contradicts it. Members can also block the renting of the space to anyone they think is too out of line with their general ethos; in practice this tends to mean that outside of apolitical art events/shows/parties a lot of what events they host tend to come from organizations that lean left to extremely left.
  • Chimaera is not an explicitly mutant-run or mutant-targeted space -- mostly just a bunch of punks and hippies and artists from all sorts of demographic backgrounds. They do, however, have a number of extremely high-profile mutants and mutant activists among their members, which has gotten them A Reputation in the community for being a safe place to hold mutant-friendly events.
  • They host regular Artfights, a sort of dueling live art show sort of like a cross between Pictionary and pro wrestling.
Important Events
  • Evolympics - A series of mutant-only athletic games meant to raise funds for re-opening Evolve.
  • Something Different - An art show specifically meant to showcase the talents of obvious mutants.
Chimaera Arts
Neighborhood DUMBO, Brooklyn
Type Arts Collective
Hours of Operation n/a
Mutant-friendliness A+
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Talk It Out
  • (2019-05-15)
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  • (2019-04-28)
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  • (2019-04-11)
Better Place

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Archived Logs
  • (2017-09-15)
In Which Some Mutants Look For Jobs, Some Mutants Look For Help, and Some Mutants Look For Trouble
  • (2017-09-15)
Helping Out
  • (2017-09-08)
Mutants of Late Capitalism
  • (2017-05-21)
Something Different
  • (2017-05-18)
Be Controversial
  • (2016-08-23)
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Real Interesting
  • (2016-05-27)
  • (2016-01-14)
So Much
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