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The Mill is a shared studio space for creatives of all types. Our hope is to encourage and help artists flourish by giving them a space to pursue their craft.  We love that The Mill is also a multifunctional space for events and creative programming.  Our goal is to engage Bristol with events that will add to and build the arts culture in the community. 

In order to do that we need your help!

Your donations will do two things: 

1.) Enable creatives (including us!) to grow and blossom by giving them the affordable space to produce incredible art work, and 

2.) Support our programs throughout this next year and allow us to offer even more events to the Bristol community.

By keeping our start up costs low we will be able more freely pour into connecting with the right people and hosting lots of fun events. 

Would you consider helping us make that happen?

Tagea and her gold leafing works
Tagea and her gold leafing works

 

Great workspace for writers
Great workspace for writers

 

Creatives Communion night
Creatives Communion night

 

Abstract piece by Jessica
Abstract piece by Jessica

 

Golden Ticket to Any Event at The Mill
Golden Ticket to Any Event at The Mill

 

 

Musicians in the space
Musicians in the space

 

Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

 

T-shirt Swag
T-shirt Swag

 

Risks and challenges

Risk: We feel our biggest challenge right now is long term sustainability and being able to continue hosting events at low costs.

Solution: With your contributions we will be able to cover almost all our start up costs and have little to no monthly overhead. This will free us up to focus on hosting more ongoing events which will build trust and professionalism in the arts community and Bristol as a whole.

Risk: A second challenge is collecting the right members to join The Mill as resident artists. Having members who rent and work at The Mill is also key to our sustainability. How do we find these members?

Solution: Part of how we've already met and networked with other artists is by going to events and exhibitions locally. We want to continue that but also host events of our own because it raises the potential of meeting other like minded creatives along the way. The best way to draw them into our space is by them seeing it and getting a real feel for what it might be like to work there. We feel our doors need to be open in order for us to grow as a collective of artists.

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    Golden Ticket

    Exclusive access to any event of your choosing at The Mill.

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    Watercolor Print

    5x7 print of an original watercolor painting of the wharf in Bristol Borough by Jessica Taylor.

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    Limited Edition Swag

    A v-neck American Apparel t-shirt with custom artwork from The Mill.

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    Combo: Watercolor Print & Swag

    5x7 print of an original watercolor painting of the wharf in Bristol Borough by Jessica Taylor, AND a v-neck American Apparel t-shirt with custom artwork from The Mill.

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    Glory and Grain

    An enchanting evening of feast and gratitude at The Mill. Join us for dinner and a show. More magical than your average unicorn sighting.
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    Immortalized in Song

    This is your opportunity to be forever immortalized in music for ages to come. Daniel will write and record a song about you, a loved one, or really anything your heart so desires. You provide the story and he'll do the rest.

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    Become a Professional Painter

    Private painting lessons with Jessica. Anyone can be an artist and it helps to learn the principles of art making (line, shape, color, etc). Under the instruction and feedback of Jessica you'll be painting like a pro in just a few hours! 4 sessions, 10 hrs total. All materials provided.

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    From the Vault

    Peak inside Jessica's collection of abstract works and choose one to compliment your home, office, or interior environment. Here's the key, the choice is yours.

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    Paint Night Party

    A paint night party for ten guests. Grab your besties and grab a brush. Jessica will lead you step by step as you paint your own masterpieces. You'll walk away from the night with more than just fun memories. Picasso baby!

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    Brainchild a Masterpiece

    Ever wanted to commission a painting!? Well now is your chance to be the brains behind a custom piece! Jessica will craft an original abstract painting for you based upon your instructions and personal consultation.

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    Original Gold Leaf Painting

    A beautifully handcrafted painting by artist in residence at The Mill, Tagea Vangsgaard. Original tree painting using gold leafing technique.

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