Community Arts Council Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
Prince George, B.C. – A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise money for improvements to Studio 2880 on 15th Avenue.
“We have some parts of the facility that are at the point where it’s very difficult to have people come in and use them,” says executive director Sean Farrell of the Community Arts Council of Prince George & District.
“So it’s kind of a temporary thing – to keep us going until we are actually able to understand if we are going to completely rejuvenate this complex or possibly work with some provincial and civic partners in moving to a new location.”
He says they are hoping to raise $25,000 in 45 days to give the site, which includes several buildings totalling around 25-30,000 square feet, an immediate facelift.
“Some of the rooms need new paint and carpet, cupboards. Our artists and gift shop is looking very tired – it needs to be spruced up so we get more people in here buying local art work. Its really about getting those fundamental improvements made as soon as possible.”
To lean more about he crowdfunding campaign or to donate click here. Farrell says it will be well worth your while.
“It’s really interesting how it works. There’s tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of really high end, original art work and artistic services available as perks,” he says.
“So if you make a donation, not only will you get a full tax receipt for your donation, but you’ll get a really amazing item at no extra cost to go with it.”
Farrell and others celebrated the launch this morning which also coincides with Studio 2880’s 40th anniversary.
The organization plans to honour the many people and arts organizations who have contributed to the local arts scene over the past forty years with a special celebration at the upcoming 40th Anniversary Studio Fair November 4th through 6th at the Civic Centre.
We have received the following note from Sean Farrell to clarify questions: