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The opiate gallery will serve as a safe-haven for artists on the creative edge of the art movement.
The opiate gallery will serve as a safe-haven for artists on the creative edge of the art movement.
160 backers pledged $8,714 to help bring this project to life.

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Karl Marx said that Religion was an Opiate for the masses. During tough times the lower and middle class need an outlet to pour themselves into. People are searching for an escape, a distraction, for hope.

As we begin to slowly climb out from this economic downturn we believe that art can serve the same purpose. The opiate gallery will be a getaway for the public. A place to get lost in imagination, a place to be inspired. Art can also be an Opiate for the masses.

The Gallery
The opiate gallery will serve as a safe-haven for artists on the creative edge of the art movement. If Fort Collins is to become a respected art destination in the world market we must begin to focus on the art and artists that are fearless in their dedication to creating their own voice visually. There are plenty of options in Fort Collins for traditional Western art, the opiate gallery will focus instead on those who are willing to take risks.

We will not discriminate based on content, only quality. This doesn’t mean that everything in our gallery will be edgy, simply that we will not set boundaries refusing edgy art. And without giving away too much before the opening – we will just say that the look is going to be out of this world!

The Program
For the aspiring artists there will be educational programs for both adult and youth conducted by opiate gallery artists. The gallery will also sponsor drawing events as well as other art workshops.

Get with the program, watch the video, support the arts. Thank you!

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    The opiate gallery wants to publicly thank all donors. We plan on doing this by adding your name to the donor wall at the gallery! The list will be on display during the month of January, 2012.

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    In appreciation of this donation you will receive a one-of-a-kind never to be offered again limited edition t-shirt that says I funded the Opiate Gallery!

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    You are so kind! You get your choice of an 8" aluminum refrigerator magnet print from Darren Mahuron's body of work or the limited t-shirt.

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    Pledge $100 or more and you and a friend are invited to attend the private donor party. Only the gracious donors who contribute over $100 will be allowed into this private event catered from Choice City Butcher Shop and sponsored by New Belgium. Live music and a few other surprises will ensure this will not be a night to be forgotten!

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    For being so generous you will receive a signed 2ft high gloss masonite or canvas print from a residential artist of your choice, in addition to you and a friend joining us for the private grand opening party listed above!

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    Donate at this level and you will be rewarded with a photo shoot by Darren Mahuron as well as a 3ft high gloss aluminum print and yes, please join us for the private grand opening party!

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