THE BIG NEWS:
Please join The Bakery as we embark on a large-scale fundraising and awareness campaign, not only in support of opening a new space, but also in hopes of restoring a vibrant, creative ecosystem right here in Atlanta, GA.
Expanding on our previous and existing projects ~ 825 Warner Street (our original multifaceted home), private artists studios in East Point, several community projects around Atlanta, and our South Downtown white-wall gallery ~ The Bakery looks to a brighter future. ✨
We're excited to announce that we are working on securing a 12,500 sq. ft. basement space in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood. This is about half the size of our original building, which means we will have enough square footage to host a white wall art gallery, a dedicated performance space, creative offices, artists' studios, and flexible artist/craft retail. Our goal is to work with emerging artists who are taking the leap out of studio practice and into entrepreneurship. We hope to create a mini ecosystem where artists and small businesses have support and physical space to take their next step.
The Bakery has never had deep pockets or high-dollar donors. For the past 6 years, we have relied heavily on small donations, earned revenue, and volunteers to keep the dream alive. We are asking for your help in raising $100,000 to keep the dream alive. Building a space isn’t easy and it isn’t cheap.
They say if you build it, they’ll come. Help us build it. So you can come.
In true crowdfunding fashion, we are asking for small donations to achieve our goal, and we believe we can with you!
Tier #1: $25
We ask that you donate $25 if you are a working artist, a service industry worker.
Tier #2: $100
We ask that you donate $100 if the thought of spending that much money doesn’t make your heart race.
Tier #3: $500
We ask that you donate $500 if you feel that supporting other people's dreams will not cost you yours.
Tier #4: $1,000+
We ask that you give at least $1,000 if you understand that the value proposition is not a financial return on your physical money but rather an endowment of support towards a cause that is fundamental to our human nature and our shared sanity.
We are hopefully emerging from a long couple of years without each other, without the arts in the way that we are used to experiencing them. And still, remember, when things are darkest, we often turn to our favorite song, our favorite movie, or our community. At the core of all of these are artists, and people. Supporting spaces like ours ensures we're reemerging into post-COVID world that we still want to be here for.
Sharing goes a long way. If you care about The Bakery and our mission but can’t donate much, please put this in front of someone who can. Send it to your rich aunt, successful college roommate, or that friend who invested in Bitcoin in 2010. Help us spread the word!
The Bakery Atlanta is a collective of artists, curators, and administrators dedicated to offering alternative models to local creatives and the general public. We host and produce experiences that connect and inspire people through collaboration, experimentation, and play.
Working from a DIY ethos, The Bakery strives to holistically encourage creativity across mediums and disciplines. We do this through providing physical space, producing accessible public programming, and activating unconventional spaces. We are unified by the belief that art is pivotal to existence and that everyone should have opportunities to engage with art. Community building is at the core of what we do.
We’ve done it before. We can do it again.
The Bakery was born in the Fall of 2017 in the form of a multi-faceted arts complex located at 825 Warner Street in Southwest Atlanta. The 23,000sf warehouse was first built in the 1940s as a commercial Bakery nestled between the neighborhoods of Adair Park, Capitol View, and Oakland City. The space was founded by and based on a lifetime of ideas by mother-daughter duo, Willow H Goldstein and Olive Hagemeier, alongside the various volunteers who flocked to the project. What unified us then, and now, is the belief that art is pivotal to existence.
These early volunteers became guiding lights in the formation of The Bakery, both as a physical space and as a concept. These volunteers grew into staff, art administrators, peer facilitators, event managers, and community ambassadors. Together we transformed a barren concrete box into a lively studio complex with various multi-use performance and art venues. We hosted live music, contemporary movement, drag shows, theatre, educational programs, late-night dance parties, and countless other projects and passions. For almost three years, 825 Warner Street served as a hub for collaboration, experimentation, learning, and play.
You can read more The Bakery and history on our website: www.thebakeryatlanta.com
Fundraising team (5)
This team raised $13,945 from 105 other donations.