Help The Word Barn Weather This Storm

***UPDATE - You overwhelmed us with your generosity and we hit our original goal to receive the matching funds within 17 minutes. So much appreciation for the support. We're raised the goal as we really have no idea when it will be safe to gather once again. Thank you for supporting The Word Barn. Much love. Sarah & Ben***

In the five years since we opened, we have worked hard to create an active and welcoming gathering space for the full community to enjoy.

Over the years, we have had the opportunity to expand our music and literary offerings, to incorporate other interests like food talks & workshops, comedy, and art classes.

After leaving his full-time position this past fall, Ben devoted all of his energies toward building out the Word Barn and Bright & Lyon Productions offerings - with the new and full schedule kicking in at the beginning of March.

Due to Covid-19, all events, classes and workshops have been rescheduled, or placed on hold indefinitely - along with negative revenue with ticket refunds.

Key sponsorship conversations and recruitment has been halted, and all private events have been cancelled.

We are asking for your support. Sarah and I have some emergency life savings to help tide us over, but the timeline for when we can safely reopen and gather again is unknown and uncertain.

April alone was scheduled to be the busiest month, with more than 15 events and 4 rentals, helping us to generate funds to get through slower times when people prefer to attend events outside (i.e. summer).

Funds given to this campaign will help us weather this storm and be in good shape to re-open and quickly ramp up our operations once again.

If you can give any amount, we are truly grateful. If not, there are other ways to support us, such as sharing this, or buying gift cards.

Thank you for these past five years, and being part of the special Word Barn and arts community.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Ben Anderson 
Organizer
Sarah Anderson 
Beneficiary
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