NORTH FORK – The North Fork Studio has been renovated, and it’s time to celebrate! On Friday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to come see the transformation of one of North Fork’s favorite meeting spaces.
The Studio was envisioned in 2002 when local musician/teacher John Kilburn enlisted a group of friends with a mission to provide a venue for smaller community events.
In 2012, The Studio was awarded a $24,000 community grant from the Chukchansi Tribe, and set about upgrading and renovating the space.
Located next to the North Fork Library on Road 222, the 1,600 sq. ft. space has played host to dances and jam sessions, parties and fundraisers, yoga and belly dancing classes and guitar lessons. Last year, with the installation of WiFi, the schedule began to include tutoring sessions for students.
Countless volunteers have donated their time and energy over the past few years to make The Studio a relaxing, welcoming place for the community to learn, share and create. Now everyone is invited to see what an infusion of cash and a lot of elbow grease has wrought at this alcohol-free, tobacco-free zone in the heart of North Fork.
Guests are invited to bring their musical instruments to join in making a joyful noise, and as always, in true North Fork tradition, pot luck dishes are encouraged, though not required. Admission is free.