A month ago this idea was only shared through a few conversations with other artist friends. It's quickly grown since my holiday show craziness has ended. We have found a space to rent, created our website, Facebook page, and mailing list, gained a lot of support, started our business accounts, filed as an operating business, and found that this town is just as excited as I am to have another creative space. I still have to stock the store, buy equipment, get insurance, put together our class schedule and draw up a ton of papers. On top of that, the wonderful space we got needs a little help to look good.
You can see, there's lots to do. But I'm hoping with some work days with friends and community members and some crowd funding, we'll have the space ready to shop, take classes and use for coworking by February. It may seem audacious, but I know we can do it.
To help us get started, please donate to and share our crowd funding campaign with everyone you know. Thanks, and we hope to have some wonderful updates for you soon.