Big Umbrella Studios
, our local arts incubator and exhibition space, has launched a Kickstarter campaign
to help fund future Divisadero Art Walks. Owner Solange Gabrielli (who's also the president of the Divisadero Merchants Association
) has taken on the task of making future art walks bigger, brighter, and more well-attended.
Some of the goals of the Kickstarter include funding more interactive art-based activities for the community to engage in, bringing in outside musicians, installing light installations and hosting film screenings. This would be done in concert with local businesses, but could include closing off streets and funding businesses without storefronts that might still want to participate.
The final fundraising goal is $6,000, and there are 15 days left in the campaign. In keeping with an artistic theme, Kickstarter prizes include signed prints by local artists, studio passes to Big Umbrella, and acknowledgement as an arts benefactor.
Throughout the past week, local businesses have stepped up to the plate to support the Kickstarter through a video format. Among them are Giselle Gyalzen, owner of Rare Device:
As well as John from Bi-Rite:
And Salim from Ziryab:
If all these changes sound good to you, you can contribute to the Kickstarter
today. What would you like to see at future neighborhood art walks, and how can the community to make the Divisadero Art Walk bigger and stronger? Let us know if you have thoughts.