#artmatters: A crowd funding campaign for 307 South Division
We’ve made unprecedented progress transforming the South Division corridor and need your help establishing the Avenue for the Arts [Work] Space, to 307 S. Division. The Avenue for the Arts is a grassroots community led organization and staying true to our philosophy, we need our larger community network (this means you!) to help us reach our goal.
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For nearly a decade, The Avenue for the Arts has been a downtown staple, cultivating creativity, fostering inclusive events, incubating new businesses and revisioning the neighborhood. The Avenue for the Arts activities are a catalyst for revitalization along the Division Avenue corridor. Once a stark and abandoned street, Division Avenue is now a vibrant commercial corridor with local businesses, art galleries, and affordable dwellings. As we work to continuously expand our reach and impact, we need a physical place to call home.
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Avenue for the Arts has been presented with the opportunity to utilize a new storefront space along the South Division corridor as our “headquarters.” Imagine a multipurpose space that functions as:
- headquarters for the Avenue for the Arts
- office for learning lab interns who facilitate all Avenue events
- gallery space showcasing local artists
- education/infospot where Avenue newcomers can get more information
- a community meeting space
The name, Avenue for the Arts [Work] Space reflects the flexibility of the space to evolve and meet the multi-layered needs of our community. As the purpose of the space changes, we’re able to change the name to Avenue for the Arts [Meeting] Space, [Gallery] Space, etcetera.
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None of this can happen without your help! We need to raise $xx,xxx to start up and maintain the space! We need money for:
- Tables, Chairs and other Furnishings
- Supplies – anything from office supplies to toiletries, you name it, we probably need it.
We won’t leave you empty handed, though, we have great incentives for your thoughtful contributions.