Monaco Artist Cooperative Launch

Opening ​in St. Louis, MO ​in​ late​ 2017, Monaco is an artist-owned cooperative that operates as an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Referencing one of the wealthiest states in the world—notorious as a “freeport” for art and other luxury items—the name suggests a sovereign micro-state, emphasizing the autonomy of the project, and hints at ideas of commerciality in the contemporary art world.Monaco provides opportunities for critical inquiry and commercial potential, and supports the broader arts community by forging new connections and fostering community through exhibitions, exchanges, and other public forms.

Founding members include Lyndon Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede (LAB:D), Amanda Bowles, Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English. However, in the spirit of a true cooperative, Monaco is committed to the growth and development of not only its members, but also of engaging with and supporting its surrounding community, including the local neighborhood on and around Cherokee Street.

Monaco's GoFundMe Campaign is raising money to help
​ ​the gallery space ​​launch this fall.

We need your support in order to:​

1) Renovate the gallery space by building walls, adding lighting, etc.

2) Purchase start-up gallery supplies

3) Build a small safety net should surprise expenses come up

Our actual buildout budget to complete the space properly is  $5,000 so anything up to that amount will go to startup costs. Please consider helping Monaco get off the ground by donating to the campaign.

  • Michelle Zielinski Frank Goudsmit 
    • $100 
    • 55 mos
  • Lueking Knabe  
    • $5 
    • 56 mos
  • Will Hutnick 
    • $25 
    • 56 mos
  • Claire Williamsweaver  
    • $15 
    • 57 mos
  • Ismael Fofana 
    • $30 
    • 57 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tim Portlock 
St Louis, MO
Sage Dawson