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The Compass Gallery Launch

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The artistic team behind Writ and Vision has embarked upon a new project: The Compass Gallery. We are moving into a state-of-the-art facility a few doors down from the space that historically has housed Writ and Vision. This move is made possible by the partnership of Faith Matters. We want the gallery to be a space that is as high caliber as the artists we have the privilege of working with. For that purpose, we are asking our community to pull together to help us build moveable walls and purchase the needed furnishings.

Utah has more artists per capita than any other state, but fewer galleries and museums than any other state except West Virginia. Despite the fact that there is an unusually high concentration of nationally and internationally recognized artists in Utah County, there are only a small handful of galleries. Our goal is not only to become a first class space, but to build on our history of serving as a vibrant gathering space for the robust community of writers, thinkers, poets, academics, and musicians who call this area home.

With your help we can take advantage of the unique opportunity before us to make this vision a reality now, rather than years down the road. Together we can lay the foundation for a space that will be a defining institution in our community for decades to come.

The public grand opening for the new space will be Friday August 16, 2024. More details TBA.

The following rewards are available at the respective donation tiers. You will receive a message with a link to claim your reward.
  • $20 - hand-painted tote-bag
  • $30 - voucher for 8x10” giclee print of any price
  • $50 - voucher for 11x14” giclee print of any price
  • $100 - voucher for four new books.
  • $200-1000 Original art vouchers: See available art HERE
  • $300 - Group art class.
  • $500 - Engagement photos taken in the gallery. Includes 1 hr session and 30 edited digital images.
  • $1100 - Funding for one 8x8x2” movable wall - dedicatory plaque on wall, $300 in store credit, and 10% off of all purchases for three years.
  • $2000 Reservation of the space for a wedding or other private half day event, includes chair and table rentals for up to 80 people. Does not include catering, linens, or other services. Date of reservation needs to be confirmed with the gallery staff after purchasing and will be prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • $10,000+ - Commissioned family portrait (2-8 figures) or image of Christ by Esther H. Candari

If you would like to contribute to this effort in kind, with things such as
  • Original art to use as rewards for backers
  • Furniture for the space
  • Building supplies for the movable walls
  • Labor hours to help with renovations
  • Media production/coverage
  • Other contributions
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  • Jared Halverson
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 4 d
  • Tesia Tsai
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Jon Forsyth
    • $200 
    • 5 d
  • Heather Sullivan
    • $50 
    • 6 d


Esther Candari
Provo, UT

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