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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 6 2019 4:01 AM UTC +00:00.

Scott BeselerBy Scott Beseler
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Scott BeselerBy Scott Beseler
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$7,278
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
51
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 6 2019 4:01 AM UTC +00:00.

About


The Lodge is an artist's dream studio, with over 9000 sq/ft of space for many different disciplines. We offer screen printing, photography, painting, audio recording and rehearsal space. Over the last eight years we have been working to make this dream of creating a community arts center a reality, and with your help we can finally reach this goal. The Lodge will offer public art events, art classes and demonstrations, community meeting space, and a place for artists to work on their crafts. 

We are raising money to help The Lodge become a safer and more accessible building so that we can move forward with our mission to become a community arts center here in Northern Kentucky. We secured funding through a grant for the architectural planning of adding a fire escape and bathroom facilities on the first floor of the Lodge. This is where the crowdfunding comes into play. With the money that we raise here we will be able to complete the final phase of construction of the bathroom and fire escape. This will allow us to start implementing public art projects and offer a larger capacity for community events. 

Fire escape and bathroom building plans
Fire escape and bathroom building plans

There is a need for an organization such as ours in Northern Kentucky, as much of the funding and attention for the arts goes to our neighbors to the North in Cincinnati. We also serve as an incubator that helps recent college graduates find the tools and support that they need to stay on the path of a creative career. Bringing people together to experience and learn with art and music will serve as a catalyst for positive growth in our community.

In exchange for your generosity and support we are offering rewards such as merchandise packages, event space rental, and admission to a one-of-a-kind performance. Please explore the possibilities of how you can help us make Northern Kentucky art history.  Your support makes all the difference to our local creative community. Stay tuned for additional limited-time rewards! We promise you won't be disappointed.


Here are some of  the artists currently working at The Lodge:

 Nikita Gross: A magical photographer who works primarily with film and Polaroid, and is showing her work in galleries around the world. Combined with her amazing talents, Nikita gives back to her community through personal projects. Most recently she provided the entire senior class of Dayton High School with individual portrait sessions, giving each student the gift of a lifetime. 

Paul Brumm: One of our resident engineers, Paul has painstakingly built our analog studio from scratch.  Utilizing his attention to detail and craftsmanship, unique services he offers are analog gear repair and audio engineering.

John Hoffman:  One of our resident engineers, John brings a quick-thinking, youthful energy to the recording studio. While touring with his bands Vacation and Swim Team, he makes friends everywhere he goes, furthering his creative network.

John Curley: Our most recent addition to the lodge, John brings with him world class studio experience and equipment. He relocated his former Ultrasuede Studio to the Lodge last year. Adding a third engineer has really picked up the pace in our recording studio.

 Amanda Bowman: Cincinnati born and raised, she now resides in Dayton, Ky, living next door to the Lodge. Amanda is now co-owner of the Lodge and is the culinary expert here. We hope to eventually raise enough money to add a commercial kitchen to the basement so that Amanda will be able to cater private events, and provide artists with tasty nutrition. Amanda is a leader of the Dayton Community Garden and is also on the Park Board.

 Yusef Quotah: Originally from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this animator, musician, illustrator and amazing friend has been an integral part of the great energy in the Lodge. He currently records his weekly online radio show United Waves on Inhailer Radio in his studio here at The Lodge, playing music from around the world.

 Robby Burgess:  An amazing painter and designer that graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and is now co-founder of Xylene, a mural and design company responsible for the Blink murals at Findlay Market.

 Matthew Dayler: Hailing from Hamilton Ontario, Canada, Matthew is associate professor of print making at the AAC and is co-founder of Xylene. Matthew manages the screen printing studio here at The Lodge.

Johnny and legendary King Records session drummer Philip Paul
Johnny and legendary King Records session drummer Philip Paul

Johnny Walker: The man responsible for bringing the recording studio into The Lodge. He runs the Masonic Sounds label out of the Lodge, in addition to producing and playing music with The Soledad Brothers and All Seeing Eyes.

 Emiline Sites-Karns: Tattoo artist, print maker and new mother, Emiline brings the light to every room she enters. She has adorned the Lodge with a mural that will be the t-shirt design for this Kickstarter campaign!

Risks and challenges

We know that this is asking a lot of our community to reach our goal, but our hope is that if everyone can chip in a little, it will be able to benefit everyone a great deal down the road. Once our building meets necessary safety and accessibility standards, we will be able to become a viable arts center here in Northern Kentucky. Failing at this point is not an option. We have been working towards this goal since 2011 and are going to cash in all our chips to make this a success.

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    Detroit Cobras/Soledad Brothers Tickets!

    We have priced these tickets to sell out the show on JUNE 8TH! Anyone who already bought tickets at the other price will receive a poster and lodge merch for your support. Spread the word and become part of an amazing recorded show. There will be an adult bounce house! and snacks!

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    Lodge Fest! + Limited Edition Poster

    On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, The Soledad Brothers and The Detroit Cobras will be playing an exclusive concert at The Lodge for the contributors to this pledge. Cryptogram is designing a screen printed poster which will be included with each admission. There will be a bounce house, photobooth, and snacks. The doors will open at 8:00 and the show will begin at 9:00. The show is all ages, but may be inappropriate for children. 21+ to imbibe.

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    Rent the Lodge Gymnasium for a Day!

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    Two-Day Recording Session

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    Four-Course Catered Dinner for Eight

    Chef Amanda Bowman will cater a four course dinner for up to eight people at the location of your choice in the Cincinnait/NKY area.

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    Become a Lodge Legend

    In our gratitude for your generous contribution, we will permanently name one of our two main spaces after you! Your legacy will live on with future generations of Northern Kentucky Artists in an engraved plaque at the entrance of the space. In addition to leaving your mark, you will receive a public thank you, admission to Lodge Fest with a limited edition poster, a one-day Lodge event rental, 4-course catered dinner by chef Amanda Bowman, and a Lodge merchandise package.

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