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Verge Center for the Arts is rebuilding in a new location and needs your help in making our new art center a reality.
Verge Center for the Arts is rebuilding in a new location and needs your help in making our new art center a reality.
137 backers pledged $7,775 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE!!!! VCA's Kickstarter campaign has now reached its funding goal thanks to the support of sooooo many generous individuals. Our fundraising won't end here though folks. Now that we have the permit we'll still need the money to build this thing. Any donations received over and above the initial funding goal will be put toward construction in the hope we'll reach the completion of our project that much faster!

Verge Center for the Arts(VCA) is in the rebuilding process in a new and bigger location. Formally known as Verge Gallery and Studio Project, the new building will house 37 resident artists, a classroom, printmaking lab, and two large exhibition spaces up from our first location which held just 20 studios and a gallery. So far we have raised $46,000 to build the first 20 studios in the new project, all of which are now inhabited by working artists. Moving into phase two we already have a waiting list for the remaining studios, proof positive that resources like these are virtually non-existent in the Sacramento region and in high demand.

Phase two of our project will complete the next 17 studios and printmaking lab, expand the bathrooms, and complete the classroom. To get there we need to raise $6,600 to cover our building permits so that all other donations and grants may go directly toward materials and labor.

That said we have launched a Paint Can Sponsorship Campaign with the goal of creating a massive donor installation in the space to reflect the collected efforts of those working together to make this project happen. $50 sponsors a gallon, $25 a quart and for that an artist in the program will sign the donor's name to the appropriate can lid and attach it to the wall. Sponsorships of $150 or more will grant the donor an original work of art by a resident Verge artist.

Anything over the initial $6,600 will go toward labor and material costs in making this project a reality for the Sacramento community.

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! In exchange for your $10 donation you will receive email updates and invitations to Verge events and parties.

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS PART I. For a donation of $25 the Verge Artist of your choice will sign your name to an aluminum, quart sized, paint can lid and affix it to our donor installation wall. Your donation will also score you email updates and invitations to Verge events and parties as well as an invitation to the GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY at the culmination of this fund drive. Best of all your name will take it's place amongst those of other committed individuals who want to grow a stronger art community in Sacramento!

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS PART II. Wahoo! For your donation of $50 or more you will get Verge updates and invites, a GALLON sized aluminum paint can lid with your name on it inscribed by the Verge Artist of your choice, an invitation to the GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY AND a Verge Center for the Arts membership. With membership come privileges... Get discounts on Verge classes, invites to exclusive Verge parties, and receive news and updates about art events throughout our region. Not to mention you also get the satisfaction of taking your place on our donor installation wall with other like minded folks.

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    YOU AND A BUDDY! For $75 dollars you'll receive a one gallon can lid inscribed by the Verge Artist of your choice on our donor wall, two Verge memberships, email updates, invitations, and two invites to the GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY! BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! In addition to all this a $75 donation will also grant you a signed copy of Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book!

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    A SIGNED PRINT BY JOSE LUIS DI GREGORIO!!!!! For your donation of 100 bones you'll walk away with your name on the donor wall writ large, membership to Verge, email updates and Verge news, two invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and a signed edition from the one and only Jose Luis de Gregorio. Edition of 50.

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    AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART BY CHELSEA GRENINGER!!!!! For your donation of 150 bones you'll walk away with your name on the donor wall writ large, membership to Verge, email updates and Verge news, two invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and an original work of art from the one and only Chelsea Greninger.

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    AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART BY CHELSEA GRENINGER!!!!! For your donation of 150 bones you'll walk away with your name on the donor wall writ large, membership to Verge, email updates and Verge news, two invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and an original work of art from the one and only Chelsea Greninger.

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    AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART BY CHELSEA GRENINGER!!!!! For your donation of 150 bones you'll walk away with your name on the donor wall writ large, membership to Verge, email updates and Verge news, two invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and an original work of art from the one and only Chelsea Greninger.

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    AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY JEFF MUSSER! Crazy I know but for your donation of just $350 we'll give you an original drawing by Verge Artist Jeff Musser. PLUS your name on the donor wall writ large, email updates, four invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and our undying love.

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    DINNER AT VERGE. For $600 Verge is yours for the evening. Host a dinner party or creative cocktail hour in a unique environment. Your guests will have the opportunity to peek inside studios, meet artists, and have a truly one of a kind experience. In addition you will also receive your name writ large, Verge updates, membership, Doug Biggert's Sandalshop Wall postcard book, and six invitations to our GROW THE VERGE SUCCESS PARTY!

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