THE ATELIERS PRO ARTS /A.P.A.! ARTS CENTER WAS ESTABLISHED BY JOHN WARREN GOTSCH IN 2001 SEPTEMBER. WITH ITS SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE THE HOUSE WANTS TO GIVE HOME FOR ALL TYPE OF ARTISTIC LIFE.
The house is a typical example of the building reutilization and rust zone investments. Just as in other metropolises all around the globe the founder revitalizes a factory building which is out of use, here the 19th century pipe manufactory was reconstructed to a cultural purpose pile. In this way the long term disused factory got a new function: below the round corridor and at the halfway topped court 7 studios got place, and upstairs a 150 m2 gallery has been opened. Currently the Almarium Bistro Gastro Art operates at the street level since September 2013, with its outstanding music events, made their dishes with specific manufacturer components; they are waiting ……………with a’la carte and daily menu. (More about them: here.)
The Ateliers Pro Art as its name shows the studios (ateliers) are the places to make art for the artists that work here. The house promotes (pro) the artists and their work pieces (arts) and also organizes exhibitions.
The A.P.A Gallery regularly organizes contemporary exhibitions. The artists working in the house during the use of the studios get appearance, introduction possibility on individual and grouped exhibitions, and “open studio days”. First and foremost the purpose is to introduce young Hungarian artists and artist groups, whom are at the beginning of their career, and to organize exhibitions for foreigner artists.
The Ateliers Pro Arts intents to start the career of talented, young, Hungarian fine artists, with creating the possibilities to compose, introducing the art pieces and by wining greater audience for them.
At the present there are five studios in the house where artists are working. At the left side studios of the back court there are Ágnes Verebics fine artist, Ágnes Szabó painter, at the right side studios there are Beáta G. Szabó sculpture, and Tamás E. Szabó restorer. Upstairs there are Zoltán Németh graphic artist.
Artists working in the house before: Katalin Haász, Lola Kovács, Dóra Juhász, Mária Chilf,Tibor Palkó, Zoltan Katona, Márton Romvári…. (Full list: here.)
The A.P.A. is easily reachable from the Hungarian National Radio and the National Museum, the Italian Cultural Institute, or the József Boulevard with a five minute walk.