After speaking with Jesse Jonathon of the Ink People Center for the Arts, coordinator for MARZ, Media and Arts Research Zone, the youth outreach branch of the Ink People, their classes have been moved to the Carson Block Building in suits 36-39. While they aren’t able to continue with all their classes most have moved to this building and will proceed as normal.
According to Jesse, the quake that shook the county shifted load barring walls, and caused plaster to fall. While the structural damage is significant but repairable, the concern now lies with supposed asbestos that may have been trapped within the walls.
While the asbestos may not have been a problem in the past, when it becomes airborne that is when it can cause illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. The Ink People Center for the Arts is working closely with city officials to get to the bottom of the situation and have the Ink Peoples building up and running as soon as possible. Estimated repair times vary from 6 weeks to 6 months.
For the time being check them out at the Carson Block Building, 517 3rd street, Suites 36-39, become a fan of The Ink People Center for the Arts on Facebook, or call them at (707) 411-4248 to catch the latest updates, pictures and more info about their situation and upcoming classes and events.