Steam Punk Meets ArtSpring

You may have noticed the funky new paint on ArtSpring’s walls or the newly-reupholstered lobby furniture that is positively eye-catching. Our hard-working volunteer Judy McLennan has been moving determinedly from project to project.

Have you also noticed the new woodwork around the building? Our very own board president Donald McLennan pulled together a strong team of collaborators to work on a number of projects. Have a look:

It all begins with some wood and an idea by ArtSpring board president (and woodworker) Donald McLennan.

It all begins with some wood, many ideas and helping hands. ArtSpring Board President Donald McLennan mills the wood, which is in fact from an old deck.


ArtSpring volunteer Judy McLennan then applies her painting skills to the wood to bring out the distressed look. ArtSpring’s Executive/Artistic Director Cicela Månsson had the idea to feature the distressed look of the wood, giving it a unique look.


In the basement dressing rooms, Donald creates a rustic steam punk-inspired look for the hanging system. Now performers can enjoy using the new system for their clothes and costumes.


Designer Phillip Van Horn and engineer Glenn Trarup donated their talents to the new steam punk hanging system in the lobby cloak room. Now patrons can hang up their coats in style when they come to see performances.



John Wiskel made a huge contribution on the decorative hand-crafted bench in the lobby with its distinctive trademark corners. Have a seat on it the next time you’re here!


Umbrella Hanger

Lastly, if it is raining, patrons can place their umbrellas in the umbrella stand attached to this beautiful storage cabinet that Donald also created.


Steam Punk