Save Patris Studio and Art Gallery

$13,175 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 17 months
Patris Studio and Art Gallery in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood fosters growth in the visual arts, provides a place for artists of all levels to work and connect with other artists, and enriches the community with programs of quality art education, art appreciation, and exhibitions.
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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.  

Thank you!
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You are cordially invited to our Gratitude Party and Celebration Thursday December 8 from 5 pm - 9 pm.

Celebrate the miracle story with us!
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Hello world, it's Patris.
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!
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Hello world! Escrow will be closing this month, so here's a brief update about this amazing building I am buying -- with my the help of an angel investor, private loans from several wonderful friends, the generous support from the Go Fund Me campaign, and my own savings.

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!
Getting ready!
Art class in action at Patris Studio
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Continued thanks and gratitude for all the support and encouragement! Our loan has been approved; inspections are complete. Escrow to close soon.

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.
Artists painting outside of studio.
Original art and music by local talent.
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Barbara Usher
17 months ago
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Good for you Patris, I am so happy for you.

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Judy Knott
15 months ago

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.

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Lisa Rico
17 months ago

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

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$13,175 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 17 months
Created September 4, 2016
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Michael Stember
2 months ago
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A very worthy project to support

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Stephanie Tayor
14 months ago
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So thrilled that you've persevered.

Barbara Usher
17 months ago
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Good for you Patris, I am so happy for you.

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Judy Knott
15 months ago

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.

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Lisa Rico
17 months ago

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

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