Character Plant is a new arts organization housed in an old YMCA gymnasium in Astoria, Oregon. Upon opening, the 4000 square foot space will operate as a gallery, performance venue and creative area for artists. The name for the space comes from the transom window above the 12th street entrance which once read “Astoria’s Character Building Plant”.
Y-Stories Publication (2016)
Celebrating the history of the YMCA building with photos, articles, and stories. Click below to view it online.
Character Plant’s inaugural show, “Y-Stories” celebrates the history of the YMCA building. We’ll share conversations with Astorians who grew up coming to the Y and present work by local artists inspired by the YMCA history.
If you have memories of the old Y that you would like to share, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sam at 503 776 0205.