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Portland's newest bastion of creative ardor, collective enterprise, and loud rock. Help us build our dream so we can share others'!
Portland's newest bastion of creative ardor, collective enterprise, and loud rock. Help us build our dream so we can share others'!
95 backers pledged $5,772 to help bring this project to life.

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131washington is a new creative space in Portland, ME, determined to foster a DIY creative culture in the local community. All of our shows are donations-only, all ages, and chem free. Our goal is to provide an alternative to the 21+ venue culture, while also supporting Portland's creative community through art shows and performances. We host local and touring bands, and we're hoping to build art studios and spruce up our space. 

So far, 131 has been a great success. We've gotten great feedback from the community, but unfortunately we're running out of money! Our construction is about half-done, and we're eager to get our art studios finished and rented out. We also need to upgrade our heating system (brrr):

And we need to buy some new windows! To tell the truth, there are tons of little things that we need in order to get this venue/gallery/studio space up and running (who knew metal ducts could cost so much?). 

We started 131washington in order to provide an affordable and accessible creative space in Portland. DIY is better when DIY becomes do-it-together. Help us build our dream so we can share others'!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Don't have much scratch? That's ok, we don't judge (all our shows are donation-only, after all). You get a hand-written postcard of thanks featuring a reproduction of artwork by one of our artists.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Get a CD compilation of select tracks from our first few shows, plus the awesome postcard.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    For 30 bucks, you get a limited edition 7" vinyl edition of the compilation (with hand-printed cover art by 131washington artist Colin Matthews), plus the CD, plus the postcard. (A real deal if you ask me!)

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    OR, for the same amount, get a limited-run woodcut print by 131washington artist Colin Matthews (not framed, of course!), and don't forget about the CD and postcard.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Hands-down, best value deal right here! For fifty green doll hairs, you get BOTH the vinyl and the print, plus the sweet CD and the totally rad postcard. WOW.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Now we're getting into serious value: past 100 you get one original painting by a 131washington artist (take note: size of painting is commensurate with size of donation, so dig deep!). No promises on medium---only that brushes will be involved in its making! This is affordable art, people! Have you caught on to the trend that you get everything previously mentioned, as well?

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    For our serious backers, you get one original, large-sized painting, the limited-run print, the vinyl, the CD, and our fantastic postcard. PLUS, our house band will write a song personally for you, and we'll include it on the compilation CD. Sure, this could end up being embarrassing, but it's definitely really cool.

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