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FAFL Studio Flood Relief

$11,145 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 5 months
Created February 15, 2019
Services and products you can use your rewards for. Art lessons from Mike Tuten- drawing, watercolor or acrylic Rock of ages product- you can see the items available at www.roasupply.com and I, Mike Tuten will personally give you a discount code for your purchase. Handmade sterling silver and watercolor jewelry- Shannon and Mike make handmade jewelry for all ages. Tattoos- Shannon, Sara and Myself still tattoo and can set up consultations and appointments currently per your request. *See rewards below* Hello all. My name is Mike Tuten. Me, my lovely wife Shannon Young and our friend Sara Ray operate Fine Art For Life Studio in beautiful Crestline, CA. This winter season we have been hit with a massive and damaging amount of rain and snow. The shop has been flooded 3 times in the past month, ranging from minor to major damage and the property owner and landlord are not concerned about the inches of standing water in our studio. Any attempts to control the issues have now left our storefront a total mess and the space is inoperable. I have invested a lot of time and my personal funds to making this vintage building more presentable and accommodating to clients and artists. Even the issues we have personally fixed are ruined.  At this point it is in our best interests to close the current location on Lake Dr. and change locations as soon as possible. Due to structural damage and health concerns for our clients and ourselves we are closed indefinitely and we are actively seeking a space to relocate. With this being said we will be out of work due to the condition of our current building and we would appreciate your help over the next month or so while we make the necessary adjustments to transition into our next location. All funds raised will go towards relocation of the shop, health department fees and other necessities in the interim.  This is not a charity case by any means. We have set up donation amounts for you to choose from and with each amount comes a gift card reward. You can use your reward for any of the items listed below: 1. Existing artwork in the shop or a custom piece from the artist of your choice - Mike Tuten, Shannon Young, or Sara Ray. 2. Tattoos: Your reward amount will be applied to future tattoo sessions. 3. Rock of Ages Pigments (tattooers only option) : Your reward amount will be given to you in the form of a www.roasupply.com DISCOUNT CODE for you to use on your next order So for example (according to the chart below) if you donate $50 you will receive a $75 gift card that can be used towards: $75 towards a piece of art from one of our artists or $75 towards your next tattoo or $75 gift card for ROASupply which will be sent to you in the form of a digital discount code through our online store.  *Every donation of $20 or more will also come with an additional choice of 1 free Sara Ray print (4 to choose from). These prints are valued at $20 and are printed on archival heavy weight Heidelberg paper. Thank you in advance, Mike Tuten and FAFL Studio Rewards 1. $5 donation will receive a $15 gift card  2 $10 donation will receive a $20 gift card 3. $15 donation will receive a $25 gift card 4. $20 donation will receive a $30 gift card 5. $50 donation will receive a $75 gift card  6. $100 donation will receive a $125 gift card 7. $200 donation will receive a $250 gift card 8. $300 donation will receive a $400 gift card 9. $500 donation will receive a $ 600 gift card  10. $1000 donation will receive a $1500 gift card 11.$10,000 donation gets tattooed for 2 years free of charge by Mike Tuten
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Greetings Donors,
I am happy to inform you all that we have rented a space in Riverside and we will now be able to take appointments and redeem all gifts owed. I will be getting everything moved in this week and I hope to be able to start taking appointments by the end of next week. Thank you all for your patience and support. Please message us if you would like to set up an appointment.
Thank you all,
Mike Tuten
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Greetings Donors,
We wanted to inform you all as to what is going on.
Last update we mentioned that we backed out of the commercial property purchase due to bad timing and a massive down payment that would have left us with debt and no working capital. We didn't want to back out after all the efforts from Shannon, our lenders, the realty team and all of our donors, but we felt that was best considering the terms.
Since we have been back in town we've looked at a small space in a nice building, but again we we're told the property owners felt a tattoo studio was not a good fit. This isn't the first or third time that this has happened so we are at a loss as to where we go from here.

We feel that with the lack of cooperation from the commercial property owners and managers here on the Rim all reasonable options have been exhausted on the mountain. The process has been time consuming and frustrating to say the least.
Currently we are looking for spaces in the San Bernardino and Riverside areas and in the interim Shannon and I are working at Steel n Ink in Highland on Sundays. If you would like to set up a consultation or appointment please email us.
Thank you all for your patience. We are doing our best to get this sorted our as soon as possible.
Thank you,
Mike Tuten
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An update about the craziness that has been our lives the past month or so... We put an offer on a building in Crestline and (I’ll spare everyone the convoluted complications here) to put it simply... it got too close to our leave time of our trip overseas which has been planned for over a year. The sellers were nervous, as were we, to sell us a property within weeks of us leaving the country for three weeks. The resolution has basically been that they will reconsider our offer once we return if* the building is still on the market. Otherwise, we have secured a potential spot to rent and will fulfill our obligations to everyone who has been so generous to donate to our GoFundMe in exchange for gift certificates. We will be mailing out more when we return and we have set all the money aside for the cause. In the meantime, we are in Ireland after an extremely stressful month and attempting to catch up on sleep for the moment since the tattoo convention here was cancelled last minute. 2019 has been intense but nothing we can’t handle. Thanks for sticking with us, and we look forward to tattooing again in Crestline when we return! ❤️ Message us if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
FAFL crew
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Greetings donors,
We are still in the process of attempting to purchase a commercial property here in Crestline and so far, so good.
Currently we are at somewhat of a standstill as we are waiting to hear how we should move forward. As always we appreciate your support and patience. Shannon, and I have been working hard with our second business to generate additional income to ensure we have the highest down payment possible and save all earnings from your fundraising. If all goes as planned we will be in a new, beautiful commercial space very soon. Please keep your fingers crossed.
Thank you all for your time and support,
Mike Tuten and the FAFL Crew
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Raised by 115 people in 5 months
Created February 15, 2019
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