Cogs Creek Collective : Offers New Art Gallery & Café
By Al Parker
Kim Bazemore smiles widely, wipes her hands on a rag and talks about her latest project of turning a neglected building into a home for creative art and artists. Its been a lot of work over a long time, but its coming together, she says, her voice rising with excitement.
It is the Cogs Creek Collective, a 6,000-square-foot building in Traverse Citys Little Bohemia neighborhood, tucked behind the popular Lil Bo Pub & Grille on North Maple Street.
The former home of Coddington Cleaners, the building now houses an art gallery for Bazemores gold and silver jewelry creations, an eatery, a clothing designer, a knife sharpening workshop and room for more artisans.
A grand opening celebration is set for Friday, Dec. 3 at the century-old building that took about a year to renovate. About 10 artists are expected to display their creations paintings, photography, furniture, modern art quilts, ornaments and more. Itll be catered by their neighbor, Lil Bo Pub & Grille.