Late in the Summer of 2014, The Forum invited local artists to claim the sidewalk space on the Calumet side of the building as their personal office. Artists' Office Hours were a casual exchange between local artists and neighbors to the Forum. As opposed to an open studio or rehearsal, Artists' Office Hours are simple: an open air workspace for artists to handle their everyday activities in a different context and a moment for residents to glimpse into the glory & grind of the art business.
Discopoet Khari B., Amanda Williams, and Cauleen Smith answered the call with unique responses to a very public space. Khari B. commandeered the Forum Chalk to present an original, site-specific poem. Amanda Williams decided to put her pedagogy forward by encouraging one of her undergraduate students to present his work to "real people." Cauleen Smith cleared house by setting up a "fire sale" of fabrics leftover from her projects and wound up teaching a young man to sew a bit for a simple repair.