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Space Available


October 14 – November 4, 2011


In-person Event

Work: Ann Arbor


Open to the public
Free of charge

Exhibition participants transform/​reactivate the gallery space for the duration of the show, exploring new models for creative practice within a gallery setting. Organized by Osman Khan, the exhibition runs October 14th through November 4th at Work • Ann Arbor. Space Available will include several special events, including:

The Subtle Art of Matchmaking November 3 & 4, 2011

How does this event work?

We’re turning traditional speed dating upside down — well, not exactly upside down. Maybe sideways. Or at least, nudging it a little in a funny way. Instead of speed talking your way through 10 or more potential partners, you’ll be participating in 10 or more activities – activities we’re calling creative. Nothing that would make you incredibly self-conscious, and nothing that will require more than 30% of your concentration. The activities are designed to improve your interaction with a potential partner by giving you a common, interesting project. Make conversation as you select an item from our costume bin or collaborate on writing a ghost story. Don’t like a particular station? No problem — you’ll be leaving it in five minutes for a more interesting one! Like the person you sculpted push pots with? Great! Mark his/​her name on your card and at the end of the night, we’ll tally the results. You’ll receive an email from us a few days later with a way to get in touch with all your new dates.

Make the most of five minutes. Make connections with interesting local singles while interacting in fun, creative ways.

  • Thursday, Nov. 3 8:00 pm
    Straight Daters, Age 26 – 41*
  • Friday, Nov. 4, 8:00 pm
    LGBT Daters, Age 26 – 41*

WORK • Ann Arbor 
306 State Street

Preregistration is required — register today.
$7 donation to a local nonprofit (TBD)

*We’ll let you slide if you’re two years under or over.

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