HELP BRING GALLERY 24 HOME

$3,160 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 16 months
FOUNDED IN FEBRUARY 2015 BY 12 LOCAL ARTISTS GALLERY 24 HAS SET THE STAGE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART IN ROCHESTER.

Our mission
Gallery 24 Artist Cooperative is dedicated to helping artistic professionals in Southeastern Minnesota evolve, and improve their vision/practice by offering opportunities for professional development, exhibition, and exchange of ideas within the artistic community.

Gallery 24 runs the wall space at Forager Brewery (which we will continue to do) but we are ready to grow!
Gallery 24 needs a space!
We want to raise money for start up rent and construction costs.

The space we were previously inquiring about will not work for what we need. 

We are exploring other spaces in Rochester

Gallery 24 wants to create a cohesive professional art environment for all experience levels. Having a space to do so is vital in making it go from dream to reality.

Local artists need a space to exhibit create and connect! Gallery 24 wants to provide this for the community. 
The space would include: 
-Studio stalls that any artist can rent at an affordable price 
-Gallery space to exhibit work
-Market area to sell work
-Classroom space 


This is important for our community as a whole! We need this!
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THANK YOU !!!! Thank you so much for all of your support. Our Grand Opening was a success! The fundraiser isn't over yet. We still have to reach our original goal of $10,000.
This temporary space is an example of what we are raising this money for. This is not permanent. In the coming months you will see what we are capable of....classes taught by our members, exhibitions open to the public, Local artist work for sale, art created in our studio area. This can be a permanent thing! Spread the word. Let people know about us. Stop down and see what our vision is for yourself. Our current hours will be Wed, Friday, Sat 2 pm - 6 pm and Thursday 11 am - 8 pm.
Lets make this happen!
The beginning of the transformation!
Art Installation at the Grand Opening
At the very beginning :)
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AMID ROCHESTER ARTS UPHEAVAL ARTIST COOPERATIVE CREATES TEMPORARY MULTI-USE SPACE

25 Southeastern MN based artists solidify a temporary lease with Helen Roland owner of 324 1st Ave SW. Gallery 24 is slated to open to the public July 1st. Artists will begin rearranging the building into a multi-purpose space for member and public use. Gallery 24 will include a professional exhibit space, classes/workshops for the community and our members, Gathering space to conduct critiques and group discussions, market space to sell their work, and studio space to create in. June 10th artists will begin re-inventing the space.

Gallery 24 will continue to display work with Forager Brewery but the new space will allow Gallery 24 to explore artist driven initiatives, connect with the community, and share resources.



Over the last two months the group has raised the capitol to revamp their new 1st Ave temporary space via a GoFundMe campaign that will remain open as they continue to pursue a permanent home.



Our artists, ranging from emerging to established, create everything from metal and wool felted sculptures to painting, photography, jewelry, and installation. They are dedicated to helping artistic professionals in Southeastern Minnesota evolve, and improve their vision/practice by offering opportunities for professional development, exhibition, and exchange of ideas within the artistic community. Through action Gallery 24 will show the public what we aspire for our permanent home to be.



For more information please contact:

Gallery 24 Cooperative President

Cassandra Buck

507-319-4038
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UPDATE!!!!!!
GOOD NEWS !
The Arts and Cultural Initiative recently released an update on the Armory. They are working with a private party who is interested in buying the Armory and establishing a book and record store and coffee shop on the lower or first level. ACI would occupy the middle or second floor! The third or ballroom floor would remain available for rent for events and so forth.
Gallery 24 members have voted and decided to pursue this space with the ACI.
If this purchase is approved by the city council Gallery 24 would have a retail space as well as an Exhibition space. Classroom use, kiln and dark room use as well.
LETS CONTINUE TO KEEP THIS GOING! ALL FUNDS WOULD BE USED TO UPDATE LIGHTING, FLOORING, WALLS ETC.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!!!

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UPDATE!!!
The space we were previously inquiring about will not work for what we need, and we want to make sure we acquire a space that can fulfill Gallery 24's Mission and needs.

We are exploring other spaces in Rochester

This does not change the fact that we still need a space or still need to raise funds.

We appreciate and love all of you for your support of what we are trying to do.
We are going to continue this fundraiser and be as transparent as possible, but refunds are available if you wish.
We apologize for the confusion.
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Raised by 31 people in 16 months
Created March 20, 2017
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PW
$100
Pam Whitfield
11 months ago

So excited to have Gallery 24 in a downtown space!

$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
EA
$50
Eric Anderson
12 months ago

For monthly dues.

JS
$100
Joan Sween
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
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15 months ago
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