When I moved to Bloomington, IN, I kept noticing this blue, yellow, and brick red building. At the time it was a business called My Beading Room (folks selling jewelry beads in the front and living in the back). When that closed and the space came up for rent, I signed a lease. The Collaboration Room became a space for fostering and facilitating collaborative art-making with anyone. Besides myself, Matisse Giddings and John Berry were key-holders for the project. We hosted collaborators-in-residence and had a ton of events. Matisse hosted an animation club for kids.
Here is an article that captures some of the spirit of the place.