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Support Launch Pad Cooperative in our efforts to offer public programming such as lectures, films, poetry readings and artist talks.
87 backers pledged $6,405 to help bring this project to life.

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We’re Launch Pad Cooperative, an artist-run gallery that was established in 2012 with the intent to facilitate a network for emerging visual artists and creative writers who wish to enrich the community of Toledo, Ohio and beyond.

Our mission is to provide support and encouragement for artists and writers, cultivate ideas and creativity, foster cross-discipline collaborations, and actively pursue broader exposure of member’s work. We also seek to encourage experimentation and innovation through the presentation of fresh, provocative new works by cooperative members.

In May we moved into a 1000 square foot storefront space and began renovations which included removing old, nasty carpet, refinishing the floors, building ten foot high walls, and installing track lighting and fixtures. With a lot of blood, sweat and tears we transformed this raw space into a legitimate art gallery within a month. We must give a huge “Thank You” to all our friends and family who helped us with the renovations. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We worked so hard to realize this vision of contributing a professional contemporary art space to an already growing art scene here in Toledo. The response from the community has been extremely positive and we want to engage the community further. The next phase of the gallery is to provide the community with various programs and events which include lectures, panel discussions and artist talks, workshops, performances, film and video series and poetry readings.

In order for us to be able to engage the community with additional programing and events we are asking for help in reaching our goal of $6k.

What Your Contributions Will Cover:

Programming costs. We plan to host artist talks, workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, poetry series and other events. We offer all our programming for free to the public, and in order to make that happen we need your support.

Programming Equipment and Supplies. We would like to invest in a video projector for the film and video screening as well as a sound system for our poetry readings, lectures and performances. Additional supplies we will purchase with the funds include folding chairs for the film and reading series, as well as tables for the workshops and panel discussions. We are completely independently funded and we rely on small donations for things like this from generous people like you.

Operation costs. In order to offer the community these exciting events and programs we need to be able to afford the additional operating costs associated with being open more often.

Rewards!

Lower Rewards:

LPC Buttons, T-Shirts, Stickers
LPC Buttons, T-Shirts, Stickers

2012 LPC Member's Catalog:

2012 LPC Member's Catalog
2012 LPC Member's Catalog

Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered Hand-pulled Screen Prints:

Screen prints by Timothy Gaewsky (left) and Crystal Gale Phelps (right)
Screen prints by Timothy Gaewsky (left) and Crystal Gale Phelps (right)

Portfolio of 8 Digital Prints:

Timothy Gaewsky and Allison Parsons
Timothy Gaewsky and Allison Parsons
Crystal Gale Phelps and Hannah Lehmann
Crystal Gale Phelps and Hannah Lehmann
Ian Welch and David Short
Ian Welch and David Short
Tinola Mayfield_Guererro and Julia LaBay
Tinola Mayfield_Guererro and Julia LaBay

Commissioned Original Artwork by the Following Core Members:

Timothy Gaewsky

Crystal Gale Phelps

Ian Welch

Julia LaBay

Kimberly Adams

Pledge $1000 and select one of these artists to produce a commissioned work of art just for you! Click on links to view the artist's portfolios.

Risks and challenges

Acquiring the most appropriate materials, equipment and supplies for the various programs and events we plan offer in order to provide the community with the best possible experience at Launch Pad Cooperative.

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