Wild Goose Creative to close Summit Street space amid COVID-19 fallout

Andy Downing

Wild Goose Creative just announced that it will close its SoHud space, located at 2491 Summit St., pinning the decision on the fallout from COVID-19. 

“We discovered the Summit Street space in the summer of 2008, close to where we all lived, and signed a lease that September. We were excited to bring art to a growing neighborhood, to broaden the opportunities geographically for artists,” founders Nick and Beth Dekker said in a press release, speaking for co-founders Karl and Jessie Boettcher, and Jacqui and Ryan Hoke (Nick Dekker is an occasional Alive contributor). “We’re so proud of what we made in that space, and how its walls rang for over a decade with music, laughter, conversation and community.”

In the same release, the arts nonprofit, founded in 2008, said work would continue on the previously announced Franklinton location.

“We’re excited for this new era of Wild Goose, as it finishes its run at Summit Street and takes on new life in Franklinton," said Nick and Beth Dekker.

With the new space still under construction, Wild Goose Creative will have a temporary location in the Bridge Gallery at 400 W. Rich.

The Wild Goose location on Summit Street