We're back! It's been a while since A.R.T. has posted an episode of our podcast, and a lot has happened in the interim. If you read between the lines (or read the "farewell letter" we published online after the LA Weekly story last year), then you know a bit of what happened, but our host Jacob Patterson takes a moment in this episode to break down what happened and where we're at because of it. If you don't give a damn and want to hear inspiring creators talk about how they're changing the world, skip this one and head over to the first full episode of Season 2 with the CEO of Meow Wolf.
0:18- What has happened to Artists Real Talk?
1:14- Check out the last episode recorded on Artist Real Talk
2:38- Why Think Tank stopped hosting the podcast, and what happened between season one and season two
3:47- Art Director Dino @nunquamdormio
3:52- Jacob’s assistant Elsa @hellsuh
4:00- Sleep No More immersive show in New York
5:34- What happened to Think Tank Gallery in general
6:00- LA Weekly following the think tank story
6:16- Listen to Artist Real Talk episode 9 with Scott Hove here:
6:30- Scott Hove
6:37- Read more about the Ghost Ship Fire here:
6:55- LA Weekly
7:02- Think Tank’s Farewell letter to DTLA
7:30- Jacob goes into detail about what happened to Think Tank Gallery, what is 939 studio and what is Think Tank gallery doing next.
8:45- Scheduled inspections at Think Tank
10:33- Trap house event
12:23- Eviction notice
13:00 Think Tank creating a community a system where a community can run
16:57- Ammon Rost
18:02- Re branding / splitting the brand
19:47- Think Tanking only hosting rentals
20:25- Moving from DIY to “do it right” the difference between doing it yourself and doing it correctly so that it could live in its highest potential.
23:14- Cleaning up Think Tank to start renting it out
24:38- Does Think Tank have a social responsibility to re-sign the lease?
25:05- Drinkin’ Smokin’ West’ Coastin’ event
26:49- Dino the art director of Think Tank, stepping up and helping in inspiring ways.
28:40- Jacob explains how he had to take off his creator hat and put on his business man hat to looking at things more objectively.
31:11- Details about 939 Studio is an event rental site now, when someone wants an artistic collaboration they hit up think tank and from there they will decide if they will pitch it to 939 studio.
33:00- How Think Tank stopped wasting time pursuing things that couldn't be profitable enough to exist and started thinking outside the box
33:45- Think Tank’s event Legal Goods
Read more about it here:
34:03- You are here ll Shoot a cop
35:34- Listen to the podcast where Phil America pitches the Legal Goods idea
36:25- Jacob explains what Legal Goods was about
36:30- Greg Escalante
39:00- Selling art from convicts in Legal Goods
40:05- Bonita swap meet is located at 620 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
40:03- How a lot of people got offended about a couple white dudes doing this event and the backlash that came from it
42:19- Check out videos of Jacob hanging out with children during the Legal Goods pop up:
42:29- Legal Goods Zine
42:48- Learning about the neighborhood through the children
43:22- Why Legal Goods was an important show for Think Tank
44:59- DSWC Group art show - a testament to LA
47:40 Check out the book Built to Last Successful: Habits of Visionary Companies
48:40- Meow Wolf giving Think Tank a grant
50:14- Scott Hove
51:15- Drinkin Smokin West Coastin - Group love hate letter to LA
51:54- How Jacob came up with the idea for DSWC
Read what people had to say about Drinkin’ Smokin’ and West Coastin’
59:42- Whitney bell
59:59- Whitney’s Dick Pic show