Progress Update

We have SO much to cover… fundraising off to strong start, all sorts of events, tours/open houses, and more! So please read on.


FUNDRAISING OFF TO STRONG START

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Having officially launched our fundraising efforts just a couple weeks ago, we are already over half way to our first goal of $25,000!  When we reach our first $25,000, we will receive a matching grant of another $25,000 bringing us to a total of $50,000. Reaching this goal will allow us to begin the building phase and our studios will begin to take shape. From there. we have set a goal of an additional $25,000 so that we can complete the building of all our studios, begin on our public art sculpture, and begin programming for our artists and community members. Every donation, large and small, will help us reach these goals and make our community even more ARTFUL! And to those who have donated thus far, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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DONATIONS AS OF OCTOBER 6th, 2016
Masterpiece – 1
Archival – 2
Rare – 3
Fundamental – 3
Universal – 9
Line – 8

DONORS AS OF OCTOBER 6th, 2016
Mary Barger
Rosemary Burk
Margaret Burk
Hadley Conner
Karla and Harry Cornelius
Amy Cronauer
Ginnie Curry
Sue Gerson
Paula Grooms
Marti Higgins
Lois Jeavons
Josh Loving
Donna Marchetti
Andrea Morris
Crystal Pickus
Susan Prendergast
Deborah Silver
Peggy Spaeth
Susan Squires
Laura Stack
Jennifer Starick
Nicky Turco
Stephanie Unterweger
Stephanie Urcheck
Sarah Wean
Cindy Zawadzki

$14,665 IN TOTAL DONATIONS AS OF 10/06/16
(INCLUDING MISCELLANEOUS CASH DONATIONS, TICKET SALES, ETC.)

Click here to download our prospectus.

 


EVENTS, EVENTS, EVENTS

ARTFUL will be participating in, and hosting several events the next several weeks. These are great opportunities for you to participate in some hands-on art making, unique shopping, and to learn more about our space and plans.

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ARTFUL is part of MIX at CMA: Scale on October 7th

If you’re looking for something cool to do on Friday night, come see Adam Brumma and our crew, as well as the many other awesome artists and tours. Adam will be leading Geometry of Scale from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Fold and color paper to explore pattern and scale, inspired by the geometric patterns large and small in the Islamic galleries. We’re thrilled to be part of this fantastic event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. For more information on all the activities for the evening, please click here.

 

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ARTFUL IS PART OF THE FLEA & PROCEEDS BENEFIT ARTFUL ON OCTOBER 8th

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Read the Cleveland Flea’s Feature on ARTFUL.

We are SO excited to be part of this month’s Cleveland Flea! We will be there selling our own unique wares and proceeds from the bar benefit ARTFUL and our fundraising campaign. As mentioned above, we are over half way to our first goal, so we’re hoping this will help us get even closer. Gather your shopping buddies and check it out from 9 am – 4 pm at Tyler Village, and support ARTFUL and all of the local artists and vendors that are part of this awesome event.

 

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INTERESTED ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 15th

We are thrilled to be hosting our first open house in our new space! This open house is geared to artists who are interested in renting studio space from ARTFUL. This is a great opportunity for you to see the space before we begin building, and to ask us any questions you may have. We will be sharing information regarding leasing studio space, our fundraising efforts and our plans/timeline for the space. If you have not done so already, PLEASE FILL OUT OUR INTERESTED ARTIST FORM, so that we can keep you updated as our plans progress. Light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. PLEASE RSVP HERE.

(THIS EVENT IS FOR INTERESTED ARTISTS. WE WILL BE HOLDING A SEPARATE GENERAL OPEN HOUSE IN NOVEMBER)

 

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COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 6th

ARTFUL would like to invite you to our Community Open House. This is a great opportunity for members of the community and local business owners to see our new space before we begin building our studios, and to ask us any questions you may have. We will be sharing information regarding studio space, our fundraising efforts and our plans/timeline for the space. Light refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. PLEASE RSVP HERE.

(IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST INTERESTED IN RENTING STUDIO SPACE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND OUR ARTIST OPEN HOUSE ON OCT.15, AND BE SURE TO FILL OUT OUR INTERESTED ARTIST FORM)

 


ARTFUL IN THE PRESS

Have you seen all the press we’ve received as of late? We’ve caught the attention of several local publications.

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Nikke Delamotte’s article about ARTFUL as it appeared in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

In September an article about ARTFUL written by Nikki DeLamotte was featured on the cleveland.com website, as well as in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

 

 

 

 

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Freshwater article about ARTFUL written by Karin Connelly Rice.

And in August, we were featured in an article on Freshwater written by Karin Connelly Rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heights Observer article about ARTFUL written by Lois Jeavons.

ARTFUL supporter Lois Jeavons wrote a lovely article about ARTFUL that appeared in The Heights Observer.

 

 

 

 

 

 


We appreciate the continued support of our entire community. Please be sure to like our page on Facebook to stay appraised of our latest developments. And please consider making a donation today.

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Brady Dindia

A native of Shaker Heights, Brady now resides in University Heights. Together with her husband, they run a small design firm called A BCD Creative. After a discussion with Shannon in the winter of 2015, she decided to put her heart and soul into the ARTFUL project and now serves as the Board President. A graduate of Fine Arts from Kent State, Brady looks forward to getting back to her painting and the prospect of learning from new artists.

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