ICOSA Collective is moving to Canopy this summer! For just over 2 years, our 20 member artist run collective has built ICOSA from the ground up with our own sweat equity. Aiming to create a space free from the confines of traditional galleries, a diverse group of creatives transformed this warehouse space from a greasy auto shop to a white walled gallery. We have staged 21 exhibitions since we first opened, with over 5000 visitors walking through our doors.
Sadly, the warehouse that houses our current location has sold and we are forced to move. Although we are excited about climate control and and the new location, moving is expensive and will break the bank. We'll need to move a wall and construct a bar, along with other build out. While we’re excited about our new phase, we need the help of our community to make this transition possible, so we're asking for your help and launching this Kickstarter!
Our new space will be at Canopy, about a mile away from our current space. We'll spend the month of June building out the gallery and our first show will open on July 14th.
Please join us for our last night at the current ICOSA for a Block Party and Kickstarter launch on May 19th, from 5-10pm at 702 Shady Lane, Austin, TX. We'll have tacos, snow cones and music to celebrate all of the good times and great art that have passed between these walls!
Risks and challenges
Some of the challenges of running an art gallery in Austin are the lack of affordable spaces for galleries and a relatively small collector base. We tackle both by installing stellar monthly exhibitions, host art exchanges with artist groups from other cities, and engage with the Austin community through events and partnerships.
While we are self-funded in terms of rent, we need YOUR help to move locations, build out the new space, and ensure that our programming continues to grow. We have many great exhibitions in store and sincerely want for you, our friends and audience, to be a part our move and all of the great exhibitions ahead!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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