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Open Space is a home for diverse and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts, and a place for gathering and dialogue.
Open Space is a home for diverse and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts, and a place for gathering and dialogue.
135 backers pledged $8,417 to help bring this project to life.

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Open Space is a month-long pop up retail space and gallery located in The Lower East Side of Manhattan. It will facilitate new, emerging and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts in a single place. The pop up will feature a range of makers whose crafts include everything from handmade and vintage fashion to metalsmiths, to photography and fine art. 

We will have a regular events calendar focused on creative talks, public exhibitions and a workshop series of master classes by nearby artists and craftspeople. 

Open Space will be home to many necessary and overdue conversations on emerging entrepreneurs, underrepresented artists and social awareness.

Date: WE ARE OPEN September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015!! It will be a month to celebrate the collective artistic endeavors of homegrown talent locally and beyond.

Location: A beautiful bright white gallery and retail space located at 89 Avenue C, New York, NY.

Apart from being a curated pop up shop, we aim to develop brands and gain recognition for artists of all sorts. We will curate an online store and website featuring diverse artists and designers. 

Our programming schedule may include:

A panel and opening considering featured artists' roles in the political landscape;

A reading from an established local poet's new book;

An awareness event for a human rights cause.

 WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS! WE ENCOURAGE ALL TO APPLY!

Signed mini-print by Folasade Adeoso printed on premium card stock. Limited Edition of 20
Signed mini-print by Folasade Adeoso printed on premium card stock. Limited Edition of 20

 Be sure to check out our awesome rewards, which include opening party invitations, art, and more!

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Risks and challenges

Here's the deal: So far we have put down the deposit for the space and we are using this kickstarter to help fund the rest.

The deadline date is coming up soon! The owners of the space were kind enough to give us an extension. If we don’t hit our goal, we have the risk of totally losing the space, our deposit and all the hard work we have put into the project.

The funds that we raise on Kickstarter will help us complete our payment for the gallery space. It will also help fund project management and programming.

We will need:

- Retail supplies
- Shelving and racks
- POS program
- Event supplies
- Maintenance assistance

Throughout the month-long pop up we will support our designers and artists with events curated and marketed around them to help the artists grow their brands.

Open Space is a seed planted in one of the world's most watched creative areas. With it, we'll grow over the aesthetic and cultural landscape, putting eyes on our artists and bringing new visions to an inspired audience.

We will truly work hard to make this a successful project, not only for us, but also for our future emerging designers, artists and our community.

Thank you!

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    Every dollar counts!
    Cyber hugs go out to you because you rock.
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    FOUNDING MEMBER: Join the Open Space community to receive special updates.

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    Signed mini-print by Folasade Adeoso printed on premium card stock. Limited Edition of 20

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    A special invitation to our pre-launch opening party + Instagram shout out.

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    Handwritten Thank You note + Open Space tote bag + Founding Member Subscription

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    Handwritten Thank You note + Open Space tote bag + Founding Member Subscription

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    OPEN SPACE WELLNESS PACKAGE: Includes samples of hand made Loose Leaf Teas + Soothing Lavender Shea Butter Palm + Invitation to pre-launch mixer or Shout out (if you are unable to make it to mixer).

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    Pick a workshop of your choice from our Open Space calendar of events (TBA) + Handwritten Thank You note + Invitation to pre opening mixer.

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    Hand crafted, Sterling Silver, Classic Ring from the Black Box Jewelry Collection, hand made by the designer herself (Sasha Payton) + Invitation to Pre-opening mixer or Social Media Shoutout.

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    Meet and greet with the creators of Open Space, Folasade Adeoso and Sasha Payton, at our favorite local cafe + Instagram shout out + Handwritten Thank You note + Invitation to our pre-opening mixer.

    -Must be based in NY or able to travel.

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    Open Space tote bag with handmade goodies including a 1953 Collection head wrap, a special Black Box Jewelry piece + signed mini-print by Folasade Adeoso printed on premium card stock. + Handwritten Thank You Note.

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    Host a private event using our space, and we’ll help curate if needed!

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    A photo session with us! You'll be styled in 1953 head wraps and Black Box Jewelry accessories + Handwritten Thank You note + Invitation to pre-launch mixer.

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    16 x 20 print signed art by Folasade Adeoso + Dagger Necklace from Black Box Jewelry + Invitation to pre-launch opening mixer +Handwritten Thank You note + Founding Member Subscription + Social Media Shout and credit on website.

    *frame not included with art work*

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