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HOBA House Communal Art Space in Portland, KY

Queer fem owned studios and art venue to foster art creation and education at low cost in a safe and welcoming environment.

HOBA House Communal Art Space in Portland, KY

Queer fem owned studios and art venue to foster art creation and education at low cost in a safe and welcoming environment.

$601
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26
backers
32hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 24 2019 9:34 PM UTC +00:00.

About

HOBA House is a communal art space in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville Kentucky. Our intent is to provide a space where people have access to opportunities to explore new forms of creating, teach others, and share their creative pursuits with the community in a safe and welcoming environment.

The space includes a common area for the display of visual arts, performances, and classes as well as five private artist studios. We hope to be able to provide the equipment necessary to support a large range of art forms in which individuals may not have the means to acquire such equipment. Studio rentals will help to fund community outreach programs, equipment purchases, residencies, and class scholarships. 
 

The day we got the keys to HOBA House!


We have chosen to be in the Portland neighborhood because we want to provide these opportunities to those that may not otherwise have a way to participate in the arts. We plan on keeping rental rates as low as possible and offering as many free programs to the local community as possible. We have been spending a lot of time in Portland working on the repairs and have already come up with a few great ideas to help our neighbors!

Here is an example of something we would like to do for the children near by: Sitting on the front porch at HOBA I (Lauren) have encountered children on MANY occasions that are riding bikes that consistently break on them.  I have repaired a few loose chains so far, but they also often have stuck seats, loose handlebars etc. that would be simple fixes if they had a wrench and a little more knowledge about their bikes! I would love to get some tools in the hands of these children and teach them how to do these repairs!! This is just one of many ideas we have for community outreach.  
 

Furniture building party!


Some of our local artistic community has reached out to start some reoccurring events as soon as the space is ready. We already have a donation based drawing group happening in the space now (although our resources are a bit limited atm) we are also in talks to bring a comedy open mic night and skill sharing events to HOBA! If you want to be a part of shaping this space into what works for you please reach out with your ideas. It is important to us that this space works for the people that will utilize it! 

By donating to HOBA now you will be helping us to create a space for YOU. The funds raised here will go towards the purchase of art supplies, furniture, studio equipment, building repairs, etc. Anything left will go directly to a scholarship fund to provide art classes to those who otherwise could not afford them!
 

Our Drawing group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday


At this point we have completely exhausted our personal funds and are getting very close to being able to open. However we are still in need of the furniture and equipment necessary to hold classes and events.

The sooner we can make this happen the sooner we can start benefiting the community! We appreciate every bit of support we have gotten thus far. There has been so many people donating their time and effort to help us get these repairs done! We are overwhelmed by the support from the community.  We could not have asked for more love <3 However, we need to ask now that you make a monetary donation so that we can keep going and make this dream a reality!

One of our live in art studios. Furniture included :)

Risks and challenges

The only challenge we face at this point is money. Being on a shoestring budget means that projects have to be spaced out and prioritized by what we can afford. The work will still be done, it is just a matter of how fast. We really have our hearts set on an opening date of October 27th, so we are doing everything we can to meet that goal.

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    Spare Change Shout Out

    For a one dollar donation you will get a shout out on all HOBA social media outlets. Send us a link to any art, music, or social media you would like us to share. Right now we have 1400+ followers and we are still growing!

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    HOBA House Warming!

    UPDATE: We have decided to lower the suggested donation to our grand opening event!

    We are super excited to host our first ever event at HOBA House! This by invitation only event will be a fall festival style party with a ton of entertainment and food! All ages!

    What we have planned so far:
    A gallery show curated by the amazing HOBA interns
    A pop-up art show outside
    Open mic 5-7 PM
    Live performances for 7-9 PM
    Fall comfort foods including vegetarian and vegan options
    Tea and snacks by Sis Got Tea
    Art demos including an awesome life casting demo where we will make severed finger Halloween props.
    A collaborative installation art piece open for everyone to participate
    Tarot readings
    Fire Pit with marshmallows
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    HOBA House Warming + T-shirt

    At this level you will receive an exclusive invitation to HOBA's opening celebration: HOBA House Warming. This event is by invitation only! The event takes place on Oct. 27th from 5pm to 10pm. There will be live entertainment, free food, photo booth, fire pit with marshmallow roasting, art demonstrations, live painters, a gallery show, and much more!

    You will also receive a limited edition HOBA t-shirt! Be sure to tell me your size :)

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    One Hour Tarot Reading

    One of HOBA's current residents will do a one hour tarot card reading. Buy for you or as a gift!
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    HOBA 2 or 3 day workshop

    $100 gets you access to your choice of a premium HOBA workshop (up to a $150 dollar value).

    Note: this offer does not expire and you can choose any future workshops that become available.

    Workshop offerings will include subjects such as:

    life casting
    Found object sculpture
    fine art screen printing
    merch screen printing
    adobe illustrator
    photography
    marketing basics
    song writing (lyrics)
    Voice and movement for the performer
    Acting
    Improv.
    Directing and more!

    All workshops include all needed supplies unless a laptop or camera is necessary (adobe/photo classes)

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    At $25 you will not only get an invitation to HOBA House warming, but also a limited edition HOBA t-shirt! These shirts will be handed out at the houswarming party, but if you need them shipped please let me know! Also note your shirt size.

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