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This project was successfully funded on June 1, 2014.

Converting Jacoby into a gallery has required a lot of time and money. With your help we can save Jacoby and finish the job!

Wood River, IL Art
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Save Jacoby

Throughout the years the Jacoby Art Center in downtown Alton, IL has become a pillar for the artistic community, it promotes creativity and provides a home for artistic exploration, education and camaraderie. Our hope is that if Jacoby Arts Center can survive it will become a hub for a new artistic community in downtown Alton that will consist of galleries, artist studios, loft apartments and new vitality.

In addition to a beautiful gallery, in which we showcase 10-12 exhibits a year, we have a public event space, and an ongoing education program to nurture the creation of art. We also have an on going music program that features Live at Jacoby: Saturday Nights concert series and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. However, converting Jacoby into a gallery has required a lot of time, work, and money; we may have to shut our doors after eight years. But with your help, we’ll be able to Save Jacoby.

We are offering a variety of rewards for our contributors and the list ranges from posters and pins to a mixture of classes and workshops. The classes and workshops cover ceramics, painting, drawing, and more; available for all ages. Show your support with our ‘Save Jacoby' posters, pins, and t-shirts, or check out the collection of limited edition prints and original pieces provided by an assortment of Jacoby-sponsored artists. Our largest contributors will even be given the chance to host their own show or event within the space.

So why should you contribute to Jacoby? if you are a lover of art, who values the ideas and opportunities we can bring to the community, if you enjoy the music you listen to or enjoy seeing a beautiful view, if you love reading a good story or if you would like your children to have an outlet to express their creativity, we need you to contribute. 

Jacoby Arts Center brought the art heartbeat to Alton, and we need you to help us keep that alive. We want to thank you for taking the time to review our campaign and we hope that you find it in your heart to contribute. 

Thank you, 

The board, staff, and artists of Jacoby

Limited Edition 'Save The Jacoby' Poster
Limited Edition 'Save The Jacoby' Poster
Limited Edition Print- Cory Sever
Limited Edition Print- Cory Sever
Limited Edition Print- Sarune Puc
Limited Edition Print- Sarune Puc
Limited Edition Print- Sarune Puc
Limited Edition Print- Sarune Puc
 
Limited Edition Print- Eric Bird
Limited Edition Print- Eric Bird
Limited Edition Print- Eric Bird
Limited Edition Print- Eric Bird
 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that we may face once completing this project are scheduling conflicts (too many people booked for the same class/workshop) and having to reschedule for the next available class/workshop.

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    2 backers

    Good karma and a personalized thank you on the Jacoby Arts Center website.

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    5 backers

    Limited edition 'Save The Jacoby' pin.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $25 or more

    7 backers

    You'll receive an invite to an exclusive, VIP event at the Jacoby Arts Center to celebrate our continued success, as well as a limited edition 'Save The Jacoby' poster.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    8 backers

    Limited edition 'Save The Jacoby' t-shirt.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Come to Jacoby to have your self or family portrait taken by Moondance Photography. Includes photoshoot with digital files of all photos taken.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    5 backers

    Receive a print of an original piece of art of your choosing from a Jacoby sponsored artist.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    1 backer

    Spend a day creating art. You'll be able to chose from a variety of workshops offered at Jacoby. With everything from fusing glass to family clay night, Jacoby offers something for everyone. Final workshop options coming soon!

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    0 backers

    Want to learn more about art? Or are you an experienced artists looking to master a new skill? This reward will allow you to sign up for a 6 week course of your choice. Classes for children range from calligraphy to clay, while adult options include everything from ceramics to crocheting. Final class options coming soon!

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Receive an original piece of artwork by a Jacoby sponsored artist. Pictures of pieces coming soon!

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Experience everything Jacoby has to offer. In addition to an original piece of art, a class, a workshop, a tshirt, poster & pin you will be allowed to truly make Jacoby yours by planning your own personalized event.

    Plus, get all lower level donation prizes.

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