The ARTery needs you

We are two awesome artists looking to build an inclusive community art space in downtown Philipsburg, PA.
ARTery is being founded by Lynn Anne Verbeck and Adrienne Waterston as an art and coffee space. The back of the building will house the pottery and silkscreen printmaking facilities for artists and community members. We will have a coffee shop / hang out space with an art gallery and art shop in the front space.

Artery is moving into 104 Front Street in Philipsburg, PA, which is being revitalized by the Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation (PRC) this year (2021). ARTery will be assisting with the renovations, both demolition and buildout of the space.
We are creating the ARTery to have a place to make art, teach art and promote a love of art. We want the ARTery to be a place for folks to take refuge in making art and finding a sense of community. We believe having a space to sit and unwind fuels creativity. The plan for the space includes having a coffee shop. Melissa Heartsong will be opening the Heartsong Cafe. Melissa is an experienced barista and really enjoys cooking yummy, healthy, locally sourced food. We also envision having other arts educators teaching in the space to help give diversity to our class offerings. We plan to host art exhibitions in the gallery space and will have an art shop with affordable artwork by local artists.

To make this happen, we need your help!

We are looking to buy the following items. Any amount you can give towards the purchase of these things will help us out A LOT!! Or if you can donate items or know someone who can, please let us know!

Clay Studio -- $6700
Wheels -- 5 (~$1400 each) 
Worktables (~$200)
Pug mill ($2600)
Sinks & traps ($500)
Shelves ($1000)
Studio furniture (stools and chairs -- $1000)

Coffeeshop -- $7900
Cafe tables and chairs (8 tables / 24 or more chairs)
Espresso machine ($4000)
Dishwasher ($1000)
Counter ($400)
Waterfilter ($500)
Refrigerator ($1000)
Cold Display ($500)
Comfy chairs/couch (?? what do you have??)
Artbooks (what do you have?)
Shelves ($500)

Silkscreen Studio -- $15,750
screen exposure unit ($5000)
washout sink ($3500)
large format printer ($4500)
ink ($500)
work tables ($600)
shelving units ($600)
flat files (do you have any? $350 x 3?)

Security -- $2000 (we don't really know)
video cameras
swipe lock system

Office Supplies -- $900
computer ($500)
printer ($150)
accounting software ($250)

Cleaning supplies -- $150
all and sundry

Fundraising team (2)

Adrienne Waterston
Raised $116 from 3 donations
Philipsburg, PA
Lynn Anne Verbeck
Team member
Raised $770 from 21 donations

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