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Comfort Station is a busy multi-disciplinary art space in Logan Square—we want to extend our programming by making it comfortable.
Comfort Station is a busy multi-disciplinary art space in Logan Square—we want to extend our programming by making it comfortable.
162 backers pledged $4,954 to help bring this project to life.

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Comfort Station is situated in the heart of Logan Square, housed in a small historic building that originally served as shelter for trolley riders in the early 1900s. Defunct for decades, the building was restored in 2010 by Logan Square Preservation and is now entering its third year as a busy multi-disciplinary, community-focused art space.

Our goal is to raise $3500 to bring year round programming to Comfort Station by confronting one particular challenge: Comfort Station isn’t always that comfortable! Insulation and storm windows will efficiently keep the space comfortable enough to extend our programming into the winter months, and fixing our AC will make events in the summer truly comfortable, not blisteringly hot! Through the support of this project, we are poised to extend our programming in the winter months and begin our regular season of programming earlier in the year.

Comfort Station’s mission is to present multimedia arts programming that is open and accessible to anyone, while maintaining a high level of quality and a stimulating and challenging conceptual presence. Playful yet rewarding of attention, Comfort Station hosts monthly art exhibitions, a weekly eclectic music series, weekly film screenings, literary and theatre readings, puppet shows, and community workshops.

These funds will help us extend the generous support that we’ve received from the Lula Cafe, Propeller Fund, and the generous community around us. Funding our Kickstarter project gives us the ability to go even further and truly make Comfort Station a lasting presence in Logan Square, and Chicago.

UPDATE:

We're excited to announce a new partnership with a great local Logan Square business, Biofoam, who will be working with us to not only insulate the space, but carry out a more comprehensive project to make our building LEED certified! With this new partnership in effect, our kickstarter goal will now be the first phase in a longer process which will potentially involve insulating our walls in a preservation-minded way, installing efficient flooring, and integrating other features that will make our building one of the most energy efficient spaces in the neighborhood. Any amount that we make beyond our original goal of $3500 will now feed into this much more ambitious project thanks to the generosity of Biofoam.

Biofoam has generously offered a $250 discount on their services to anyone who pledges $100 or more!  This could include home insulation, waterproofing, soundproofing, fireproofing, and more...

Risks and challenges

If our weather-proofing process spirals out of control, our devoted staff of volunteers plan to roll up their sleeves and take matters into our own hands!

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    The very warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a non-profit art space!

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    One year Comfort Station membership, which includes access to member-only events and a Comfort Station tote bag.

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, and a unique Comfort Music compilation via digital download.

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, and a free movie pass & popcorn to the Logan Theatre.

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, and a limited edition, hand-printed black and white photograph of Comfort Station. Photo is 8"x10", printed from a medium format negative, shot and printed by artist Jordan Martins.

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    *NEW* Membership, compilation, photo, and a limited edition screen printed poster commemorating our 2013 Art Exhibition series, designed and printed by local screen-printing heroes Sonnenzimmer! (Note: all pledges above this level will also include poster).

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, 8" x 10" photograph, and admission for you and a guest for an intimate, catered night of performances at Comfort Station—featuring music, theatre, comedy and more!

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, 8" x 10" photograph, evening of performance, and a private yoga class for you and a friend in your home.

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, 8" x 10" photograph, evening of performance, and use of Comfort Station for your private event. [Advance scheduling required, subject to rules & regulations of the space.]

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    One year Comfort Station membership, Comfort Station tote bag, Comfort Music compilation, 8" x 10" photograph, evening of performance, and a scrumptious dinner for four cooked in your home by us—with live musical entertainment!

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Funding period

- (30 days)