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Wild Goose West: Wild Goose Creative Expands to Franklinton

More programming, more community outreach and more opportunities for creatives

Wild Goose West: Wild Goose Creative Expands to Franklinton

More programming, more community outreach and more opportunities for creatives

$18,548
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166
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5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, November 26 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Wild Goose Creative (WGC) has been an incubator of the arts in Columbus for over 13 years. From performance art to philosophy discussions to monthly business workshops for creatives — we’ve proudly hosted it all. We hold the deep belief that when artists thrive, communities thrive.

In 2018, WGC held 320 events with 171 artists for 14,000+ community members to enjoy. We saved creatives and nonprofits $35,000 by offering discounted rental fees and paid out almost $10,000 in commissions. Creating opportunities like these is why we exist, and we can create even more — with your help.

Even with all this programming, we’re still forced to turn down an average of five requests each week simply because our calendar is full. The good news is, we have an opportunity to say “yes!” to many more artists. How? Let us tell you about Wild Goose West, a second location in the heart of the Franklinton Arts District.

We love Franklinton. It’s the frontier of creativity in Columbus, and the spirit of the neighborhood is the spirit of Wild Goose Creative — raw, real, and ever-changing. And we’re lucky to have a friend who’s saving us an incredible space there. Chris Sherman has been passing up top offers for his building at 188 McDowell Street because he believes in the power of the arts and in the power of WGC.

If Wild Goose West is funded, we’ll have:

  • An event space double the size of our original space
  • The first-ever WGC Member lounge
  • A show-style kitchen ideal for food programming
  • A gallery dedicated to pop-ups for emerging creatives
  • An ADA-accessible entrance, restrooms, and stage
  • Exterior walls prime for murals

We will not be able to make Wild Goose West a reality without your help. If you believe in the Columbus creative community and want to create more opportunities for all forms of art, please join us by selecting a donation level that works for you today. Then, please consider sharing our Kickstarter with your friends and let them know why WGC is so important to you!

We will not be able to make Wild Goose West a reality without your help. If you believe in the Columbus creative community and want to create more opportunities for all forms of art, please join us by selecting a donation level that works for you today. Then, please consider sharing our Kickstarter with your friends and let them know why WGC is so important to you!

100% of your donations will go toward opening the doors at Wild Goose West. We need every dollar to re-configure the space, get the toilets flushing, unbar the windows, build the stage, install the lights, and prepare the space for a new community full of creative endeavors.

We know your support isn’t about rewards, but we worked hard to create some awesome rewards that we think you’re going to love. We’re dedicated to making sure each and every reward is fulfilled within our first year at Wild Goose West. (We’re so excited about our second space at 188 McDowell that we decided to keep going with the 8s theme with the donation amounts!

Risks and challenges

A new neighborhood with plenty of personality: As the new kid on the block in Franklinton, we’re excited to fill Wild Goose West with arts and events that are meaningful to the neighborhood. To do that, we will partner with organizations and creatives who are already working hard on the city’s Westside!

Doubling our programming: Doubling the fun. We will have a lot more time and space to fill, but we already know there is a need. We plan to allow some of our current WGC programs the opportunity to expand over to Franklinton, so we will be looking for new events to book at both spaces. We will be hiring and training a new staff person and calling on our board and volunteer base to help us maximize the opportunities for artists and creatives.

Maintaining our original WGC space: Continuing to support our flagship space during this process will be essential. Our SoHud space has its own budget, its own fundraisers, a dedicated board of directors, and many committees. Most of the team will remain focused on maintaining the magic of the original Wild Goose Creative.

Money talks, losers walk: We absolutely have to hit this Kickstarter goal to keep this project on track. The Kickstarter funds are what we need to cover the construction on the space. We are partnering with incredible supporters of Wild Goose Creative to take the most economically efficient route to getting the space built out and make sure the space is functional for all community needs, but we truly can't open our doors without your support now.

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    - Congrats! You’re now a member of Wild Goose Creative, with access to the new WGW Member Lounge!
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    -Be a VIP at our Grand Opening Wild Pre-View Party!
    -Be the first to see the unveiled space, filled with interactive art experiences, bar and snacks. VIP is limited to 50 guests to keep the experience intimate and allow everyone access to the wild art experiences that will only be open during the VIP hour.
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    - Zach Henkel says bring your hiking shoes and a friend for a tour of Franklinton’s haunts: the cemetery, the sinkhole, bloody island and more. We will meet at Wild Goose West for a tour and drink to kick things off!
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    A wild night out with infamous poet Amy Turn Sharp. Join her in creating poems on demand in public, bar hopping, giving poems away to people in the street, leaving poems in secret places and more.

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    - Add a unique piece of art to your collection - donated from the collection of Franklinton celebrity and 188 McDowell property owner, Chris Sherman. Images of available artworks will be released via email on 1-13-2020 at 10 a.m. Pieces will be first come first holler.
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    Wild Art Lover

    -Are you a Wild "Art Lover"? Take home this 2019 Dan Gerdeman piece to make sure everyone knows!! 8"x10", framed, one of a kind acrylic on panel.
    -Dan is a well-known local artist celebrated for his lowbrow, comic book/punk rock-inspired work with a bold and idiosyncratic style.

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    Wild Adventurer w/ Heather Lynn Kyle

    - WGC Board President will pick you up and take you on an unforgettable adventure planned just for you! (Must be located in Columbus, Ohio or be willing to travel to Columbus to redeem)
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    Wild Royal Dinner Party

    - A private dinner for you and a friend hosted by the Mayor of Franklinton in his home. Hear all about Franklinton’s history, revival, and plans for the future!
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    - You’ll be one of the first to host an event/program at Wild Goose West! Includes five-hours of rental time to showcase your wildest idea in Franklinton.
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    Wild Pop-Up Gallery Party

    - WGC will bring the pop-up gallery experience to your home or office! Based on your curatorial vision, we’ll hand-pick artists, gather incredible art, and design an opening night experience that your guests won’t soon forget
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    Wild Donuts (Breakfast with Nick)

    Take a scrumptious behind-the-scenes Buckeye Donuts tour with Nick ("Dr. Breakfast.") and Jimmy from Buckeye Donuts for you and 3 guests!

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    Wild Witchcraft

    - You’re headed for a 1 Hour Astrology or Tarot Consultation with Michael J. Morris at WitchLab, co-sponsored by WitchLab
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    Wild Beer Adventure

    -WGC Board VP will take you and a pal to four local breweries where you will explore the Columbus beer scene by sight, smell, and taste! Tasting flights, behind the scenes tours, and some of the best "bar food" await you on this adventure into the art of water, malt, and yeast.
    -Tour will be given on an agreed upon date and time in 2020. Tour stops can be negotiated and based on guest input and Liz's final decisions.

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    Wild Date Night

    - Dinner for 2 at Strongwater and a one-night stay at a local hotel (a nice one, of course!)
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    Wild Poetry

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    Wild Evening with WGC Founders

    You and 3 friends will join the six OG's (Original Geese) of WGC for an evening of dinner and drinks, so you can ask all your burning questions about how they launched a creative non-profit from scratch! Dinner will be at an agreed upon date and time in 2020.

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    Wild Lucie

    -A commissioned piece (9"x12" canvas) by the one-and-only local artist, Lucie Shrearer.
    -Lucie's surreal, fantasy works discuss themes such as love, intuition, emotional exploration and human connection. Each piece tells a metaphorical story through the use of body language, composition, light, and symbolism. www.lucieshrearer.com

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    Wild Kate

    -The one and only Kate Sweeney is offering a framed 20x30" print of anything posted to her website or social media.
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    Wild Paint

    Bring up to 10 guests for a 2-hour painting canvas class at 614 Studio—Columbus' premier BYOB painting and craft studio!

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    Wild Art by Michael Bush

    - A one-of-a-kind, commissioned art piece created by Franklinton Arts District Board Member and friend of WGC, Michael Bush. The piece will be painted in his style and around 24x36 inches (includes frame), depending on what you dream up together. See his work at emptybush.com.
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    Wild Art by Chris Cropper

    - A one-of-a-kind, commissioned art piece created by local artist and friend of WGC, Chris Copper. The piece will be painted in his style and around 18x24 inches, depending on what you dream up together. See his work at instagram.com/cropperc_art
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