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Public Functionary is an innovative new exhibition and community art space in Minneapolis, MN. This Kickstarter campaign helps fund it.

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We are aware that this is an ambitious project. To take on an exhibition space of this size and commit to programming for years to come, while promising innovation and responsiveness to community, will undoubtedly take a lot of work and dedication.

However, with over a year of strategy, research, planning, thinking and doing... we're already well underway and we're completely committed and invested in this project. We have an incredible Board of Directors, individuals who are smart, enthusiastic and connected. We know we can make this happen on our end, now we just need your support.

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    Our sincere gratitude and emails updating you on our project.

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    Public Functionary mini-button pack. Include 4 super sweet mini buttons in 4 colors.

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    Public Functionary Year 1 print. A limited edition print designed by Kyle Helle, commemorating the first year of the exhibition space. A new print will be released each year. You'll have the first one ever!

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    Original Michael Cina sketch artwork. (pencil drawings on paper, approx. 10'x8', sizes vary slightly)

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    Public Functionary T-shirt. Represent. (Men's/Women's/Kids various sizes available)

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    **Adam Garcia "Whatever" print. Special 'Give To The Max Day' bonus incentive! Digital art reproduction, 14x14. Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    A pair of Swarovski crystal earrings in the color of your choice by m. bridget designs.

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    2 tickets to I AM MPLS at the Varsity Theater on Dec 6th PLUS the limited edition illustrated I AM MPLS poster by Black Collar.

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    Public Functionary hoodie. Represent and be warm (Men's/Women's sizes available)

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    Public Functionary Individual Membership (includes PF t-shirt and button pack and you're added to our newsletter email list).

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    Original Michael Cina sketch artwork (pencil and acrylic on paper, approx. 8'x12', sizes vary slightly)

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    Original Michael Cina sketch artwork. (acrylic paintings on paper, approx 10'x8', sizes vary slightly)

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    Limited edition Jennifer Davis digital art reproduction. Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    2 tickets to two Northstar Bartender Guild events at Public Functionary in 2013. Tickets can be used at your choice of events, you will be included on an email list that informs you of the event dates.

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    Public Functionary Family Membership. (Individual membership rewards x2, plus invitations to classes, discussions and kid-friendly activities at Public Functionary)

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    Limited edition Drew Peterson digital art reproduction with screenprint overlay). Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    Limited Edition Kristie Bretzke pool series digital art reproduction. Signed and numbered by the artist.

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    Public Functionary Preview Membership. (Individual membership rewards + exclusive complimentary VIP invite to private exhibit previews, 5-6 annually)

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    Original work of art by Jesse Draxler. 11x14 collage on paper (unframed). First come, first served in regards to choice of piece. Only one of each available.

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    Original Michael Thomsen ornamental keepsake box.

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    You and 5 friends get a private happy hour event and curator tour of the exhibition of your choice at Public Functionary in 2013. Valid from Feb 2013- Dec 2013.

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    Public Functionary Event Membership. (Individual membership rewards + invitations to all VIP private previews, 2 tickets to annual fundraiser and 2 tickets to 2 Northstar Bartender Guild events at Public Functionary)

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    7 hours of consultation services on the area of your choice (brand/art/marketing/web/event) with Permanent Art and Design Group.

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    Public Functionary Founder Membership. (Individual membership rewards + event membership rewards + yearly PF exhibit catalog at the end of the 2013 + name included on founder tribute wall in gallery + limited edition artist print from 2013 schedule, print exclusive to founding members)

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    15 hours of consulting services on the area of your choice (brand/art/marketing/web/event) with Permanent Art and Design Group.

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    1 day rental for a private event at Public Functionary. Great for weddings, company events, pop-ups, workshops/conferences, birthday parties, and more! Redeemable Jan 2013 through Dec 2013 (some dates not available).

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    1 day rental for a private event at Public Functionary AND a Public Functionary Founders Membership.

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    Public Functionary Founder Membership + 1 day private event rental at Public Functionary + an original work of art. (Original works of art include 2 options-- 1st come 1st serve. 1.) Vadim Gershman's 'Alternative Cloud Research' piece or 2.) Isaac Gale and David Jensen's 'Untitled Planet' piece. 3.) OR msg us about custom artwork option)

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    Public Functionary Founder Membership + Exclusive private art inspired event at Public Functionary. Event includes rental + event staff, food, artist designed invitations, guest dj, additional seating/tables AND the entire gallery transformed into an art installation based on a theme of your choice. *Some restrictions apply. Some dates not available. Event limited to 100 guests. Ideas: your organization's fundraiser, corporate party, a birthday party, holiday party, etc. Redeemable Jan 2013 through Dec 2013.

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