Save Patris Studio and Art Gallery
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We risked losing this invaluable artistic resource in the capitol of California. I did not qualify to buy the building. All odds were against me. But I knew I had to fight for this amazing building for for the artists, for myself, for Oak Park, 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 to put up her own money and help 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 this campaign will go towards the down payment, the closing costs, the inspection fees, attic insulation, a new roof and other costs associated with the the building purchase. The seller would not negotiate any of the repairs, costs, or fees, and so the burden of the expenses falls on me to cover ALL OF THEM--ugh!!!.
So---- All of your ongoing contributions to this campaign continue to help provide the financial support needed for me to move forward with the purchase and repair of the Patris Studio and Gallery. Thank you world!!!
The arts in general continue to be pushed out by rising real estate prices and it's more important than ever to purchase the gallery, studio and art school and protect this valuable asset for artists, for Oak Park, and for the greater Sacramento region.
At Patris Studio and Art Gallery, we've taken an empty, 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 and open studio sessions to paint or draw from a live model. We've brought in internationally acclaimed artists to teach workshops that help artists reach the next level of artistic 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 artist community and an incredible asset for Sacramento.
An impossible situation has been turned around.
For me to save the studio and gallery on my own effort is unachievable. Through your support, and the support of others, an impossible situation has been turned around. Your financial gifts, encouragement, prayers and positive thoughts will 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