Help Keep Maroon Arts & Culture's Doors Open

Nick and the Prizefighter by Kamilah Bush.
Pictured left to right: Director Kristolyn Lloyd, Playwright Kamilah Bush, Starring Amber Iman and James Pickens, Jr, Dramaturgy by Maroon Arts & Culture founder Lindsay A. Jenkins.

Patrons enjoy a gallery walk featuring original work by Black artists. The piece being viewed is a tribute to the founder of Black Wall Street, created by one of his descendants. 

Maroon Arts & Culture is an arts organization that believes in empowerment through performance. Our mission is is to support art and artists who are traditionally marginalized and create performances, content and events that educate and entertain the community.
Maroon AC was founded on Juneteenth 2019. We had no idea when we started that we would be faced with growing an arts organization during a global pandemic.
We started 2021 hopeful, moving into our headquarters at 2524 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. We hosted several virtual programs for teens and the started to develop several creative projects including a new play and a fiction podcast. This led into our fabulous anniversary and Grand Opening celebration, the Juneteenth Jubilee. We were expecting about 100, but Los Angeles showed up and showed OUT bringing over 400 people to our Burbank location. It was an overwhelming show of love and support and we could not have envisioned a better event. We kept the positive vibes going for our first Salon Series event, a staged reading of Nick and the Prizefighter by Kamilah Bush. This intimate event featured amazing talent, an amazing atmosphere and the audience was in tears by the end of the show.
Just when we started our Sanctuary Saturday Yoga and Lounge and our Wednesday Night Kickback, the pandemic taught us, once again, that anything can happen and nothing is guaranteed. Due to the size of our location and the reinstatement of the mask mandate, we decided to take the safe route, close our doors and postpone our programming.
For the past 3 months, we have been busy behind these scenes, planning our work and rethinking our plan. We are so excited to announce that we are opening the doors of HQ with new Covid protocols in place. That having been said, we do have an immediate need. We need help to make sure we can keep our doors open and keep engaging the community and supporting artists. In other words, THE RENT IS DUE!
This GoFundMe is for 3 months of rent and office expenses at our headquarters in Burbank. Meeting this goal will allow us to continue to plan for our reopening with peace of mind. We know that many small businesses, especially arts organizations, have not survived this difficult time. But we are still here, still focused and still doing it for the culture.

Juneteenth Jubilee! Pictured clockwise from center: Maroon AC Founder Lindsay A. Jenkins, Support Black Theatre Founder Sophina Brown, Maroon AC Director of Programs Celia Carey, Maroon AC Advisory Board Chair Dale Sharpe-Jenkins and Maroon AC Managing Producer Brooke Jones. 

Artist Autumn Flynn and her daughter stand in front of one of Autumn's original pieces. 

Our Director of Programming shares some fun things we did in the 2020- 2021 season:

Donations (48)

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  • Pat Jenkins
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Catherine Burriss
    • $15 
    • 2 yrs
  • Danielle McGeough
    • $45 
    • 2 yrs
  • Brianne Waychoff
    • $40 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nicole Heskin
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
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Fundraising team (5)

Lindsay Jenkins
Raised $1,375 from 23 donations
Burbank, CA
Lindsay Jenkins
Brooke Jones
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation
LaTanya Coleman-Carter
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
Celia Carey
Team member
This team raised $1,980 from 23 other donations.

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