Save Patris Studio and Art Gallery
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We risked losing this invaluable artistic resource
in the capitol of California. My landlord suddenly died, the building went up for sale, and basically I did not qualify to buy the building. All odds were against me. But I knew I had to fight for the dream. The dream of owning this amazing building. The dream of being a creative hub for artists. The dream for myself--living, working, playing in Oak Park. The dream that that these four walls would be a blessing for Sacramento and far beyond.
Your generous Go Fund Me contributions,
combined with my personal savings, combined with several private loans from wonderful friends willing to lend me their money enabled me to come up with the down payment for the building purchase. An angel investor miraculoulsy appeared at the last minute
and put up her own money and helped back the loan. There were multiple offers on the table; she and I offered above the asking price, and our offer was accepted.
Every penny raised from the initial campaign
helped with the down payment, the closing costs, the inspection fees, attic insulation, a new roof and other costs associated with the the building purchase.
Every penny raised from the ongoing campaign
continues to support the upkeep, maintenance, repairs, and improvements to our 100+ years historic building.
Your ongoing contributions to this campaign continue to help provide much needed support to keep the Patris Studio and Gallery moving forward -- providing and expanding art opportunities for the people of Sacramento, Northern California and far beyond.
Thank you world for believing in the dream!!!
The arts in general continue to be pushed out
by rising real estate prices and it's more important than ever to keep the gallery, studio and art school for people to connect with art, creativity and artistic camaraderie.
At Patris Studio and Art Gallery,
we've taken a dull, unattractive interior space and turned it into a thriving, vibrant art hub where artists of all levels and all walks of life come together for classes, life drawing/painting sessions, and art workshops. We continue to bring internationally acclaimed artists to teach workshops and help artists reach new levels of skill development. Local musicians gather to play music together in our gallery and community meetings occur here frequently. The studio and gallery is a vital part of the community and a heartfelt gem amidst this age of mass reproduction and mechanical automation.
An impossible situation has been turned around.
For me to save the studio and gallery on my own effort was unachievable. Through your support, and the support of others, an impossible situation has been turned around. Your financial gifts, encouragement, prayers and positive thoughts help the Patris Studio and Gallery remain as Northern California's premier venue for artists, art lovers, for Oak Park and beyond.
Celebrate the miracle story with us!
I'm so deeply grateful for the outpouring of support and the miracles that surround this story. We were on the verge of losing this amazing cultural institution in Oak Park when the building went up for sale.
Through your support, angel investors, and my own personal savings, I entered into partnership to buy the building.
On Thursday, October 27, 2016, I became 50% owner with a 100% ownership buy-out clause in 5 years. My heart cannot express the gratitude I have for my angel investor who made this all possible.
To celebrate this amazing miracle story of how the Patris Studio and Art Gallery was saved, I'm inviting everyone to our Gratitude Party and Holiday Celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5 pm - 9 pm. Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and friendship to commemorate the miracle that happened!
PS: I will keep the campaign live for a little while longer as we have incurred so many expenses when the seller decided not to negotiate any of the costly repairs needed. Thank you all for your continued support!
I am keeping the Go Fund Me campaign open a little while longer and I invite the world to be part of the miracle story about the Patris Studio and Gallery.
There are numerous closing costs and fees as well as a roof replacement needed. The seller wouldn't negotiate any repairs or credits and so the financial burden falls upon myself to cover all these expenses.
Your beautiful gifts are so greatly appreciated and I am grateful for every penny.
The good news is that the Patris Studio and Gallery will continue to exist as Northern California's premier venue for artists, art lovers, for the community, for the city and beyond.
And that, my friends, is the miracle!
We could all use a little good news about now and this is a heart-warming story about hope, love, and dreams coming true. Through your support and the help of angel investors and private loans, the Patris Studio has survived and will continue as a creative hub for artists and art lovers, for the community, for Sacramento and far beyond.
We are keeping the campaign open and invite the whole world to be part of our story. Every penny raised from this campaign is going directly towards the building purchase, associated costs, repairs and expenses.
Again, thank you for your beautiful support and for sharing in the victory song.
I wish I could be there but will be in Florida for a family event. I might suggest that any time you have a function like this--it should also include some kind of fund raising for the studio since we all know you still need some extra funds. Find some way to bring in some more dollars from those who attend.
Would love to help but a bit more information please. Who is going to purchase the gallery? What specifically will the funds be used for? Thanks