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The Waxwing is a store that will serve local artists:giving them a place to sell work & giving the community a place to buy cool art!
The Waxwing is a store that will serve local artists:giving them a place to sell work & giving the community a place to buy cool art!
56 backers pledged $3,770 to help bring this project to life.

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Moving to a new space!

Current location:lease is up at the end of the year
Current location:lease is up at the end of the year

 Hi everyone! It's been three and a half years since you helped us open The Waxwing & what an amazing three years it's been! In that time we've more than doubled the amount of artists we represent (both local AND national!) And my own family grew by one as we welcomed our daughter into the world 2 years ago! It's been busy and business has been wonderful but we're back at Kickstarter once again because in December of last year we found out that our lease would not be renewed as our landlord's own business adjacent to ours needed to expand into our space.

It's been a tough year as we've figured out what's next but we're so excited to have recently found a new space:

Our new home: 1800 E North Avenue in Milwaukee
Our new home: 1800 E North Avenue in Milwaukee

 It's a great space and nearly four times bigger than our current location. It's located in an awesome spot on Milwaukee's East Side that isn't terribly far from our current home and we're excited that we'll soon have room to host classes & workshops as well as a stage to feature local music...but there's a catch:

Inside our new space: no floors, no walls, no electricity
Inside our new space: no floors, no walls, no electricity

 It's a completely new construction with no floor, no walls & no electric. And it's up to us to make all of that happen so we need your help! Head on over to our new campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/521738487/the-waxwing-spreads-its-wings-and-expands where we've tried to create an online shopping experience for you. You'll find original artwork, limited edition prints, one of a kind jewelry, Waxwing t-shirts and other amazing merchandise! Can't choose just one reward? There's great package rewards AND if you send us a message requesting a group of items together, we'll create a custom reward option just for you! You can also simply pledge the total amount on one reward and let us know what you want to add to it!

Thanks for helping us get started and for any assistance in getting us to the next chapter of our journey! Can't pledge at this time? No worries! Please consider sharing this link with your friends on social media and helping us spread the word!

Thank you & all the best to you!

Love, Steph Davies (shop owner) & the rest of The Waxwing family!

Pledgers:

Hello everyone-I hope you're all doing well!! Please let me know if you haven't received your artwork/reward yet!!  A few of you filled out your information recently and a couple of you still have detailed drawings in the works-I just want to make sure I've got everyone covered!! Thank you for your patience, I hope your rewards are worth the wait!!!

(email me here if you're still waiting for some mail: stephdavies@stephdaviesartmusic.com)

all the best,

Steph Davies

Rewards!!

Hello everyone, just a little update: I sent off almost ALL the rewards LAST Monday...so hopefully you've received yours OR you'll be receiving it soon!!!  For those of you who pledged to receive a cityscape drawing OR an 8x10 group portrait: I'll be getting to those this week and sending them out NEXT Monday...sorry for the delay, it's difficult to find time to sit and draw these days, but I'm slowly figuring out the balance.  Thanks again for all your support!!

all the best,

Steph Davies

KICKSTARTER PARTY AT THE WAXWING!!!

Just a reminder, our kickstarter celebration party is THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 12th at The Waxwing, 4415 N Oakland Avenue, Shorewood.  Come check out the store and meet some of the artists! Enjoy some wine & treats as well!!!

For those of you who have yet to receive your rewards: I'm working on them!!  I hope to have them all in the mail by next Monday!! Thanks for your patience and your support!!!

Come celebrate Thursday evening from 6-9 pm. Bring yourself, bring your friends!!!

all the best,

Steph

Owner-The Waxwing

http://www.thewaxwing.com

Update Update!

Hi everyone!!! It's been a busy couple of weeks here getting the shop up and running, here's a look at what it's like now that it's all set up, full of art & open to the public:

Also, check here: to find your name in the "thank you" section of The Waxwing website!

http://thewaxwing.com/about_the_waxwing

More updates to come soon!!!