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