Love Letters For VAC: The VACscene to save a Garden City cultural hub via art, love, and community.

Joining forces with the Facebook Campaign: Love Letters to VAC , Project VACscene is the fundraising arm of a love story started by some kick ass ladies who are in the band Purring Mantis. Together, we will work to celebrate and preserve Visual Arts Collective as a hub for culture, community and artistic expression for generations to come. 

VAC has been closed for over 6 months and has been paying the bills with an SBA loan that runs out in October. While VAC plans to reopen as soon as they are safely able to do so, at the moment every show has been cancelled off the VAC schedule until 2021. Shows that do plan to go forward will be able to sell tickets at 30% capacity. This is not a sustainable business model. Current social distance guidelines will impact every aspect of the business and most shows will barely break even.   

Project VACscene is raising funds to help VAC slowly reopen and subsidize lost revenues and operating expenses for the next 6 months: November 2020 - May 2021. Monies raised will support monthly operational expenses until Spring of 2021 when hopefully things have improved. For example, it costs $12,000 a month for bare-bones rent and utilities, and while very small gatherings are currently allowed, every event at VAC in 2020 has been cancelled.

Your donation will pay for: 
+  Building Rent 
+  Utilities 
+  Ongoing supplies to keep VAC safe and clean (when open)
+  Extra security to enforce CoVid social distance requirements (when open)
+  Funds to cover staff hourly for shows that do not break even
+  CoVid related building upgrades and expenses 

To help reopen VAC and to keep it open now and the future we need to raise $96,650.00.  

You can give in direct and meaningful ways:
+ Click the Donate Now button! 
+ Give to the Art Auction on the theme "Love Letters For VAC" (happening in December)   
+ Submit letters to "Love Letters For VAC" for an art book available for purchase in Feb 2021!
Project VACscene and Love Letters for VAC has the full support of the VAC team. They believe in every artist in the Treasure Valley and in the future of VAC.


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  • Jordon Harris 
    • $100 
    • 8 hrs
  • Jessica Dorr 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Hollis Welsh 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Amy Allgeyer 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Kimberly Metez 
    • $200 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team (5)

Wendy Fox 
Raised $205 from 2 donations
Garden City, ID
Samuel Stimpert 
Buffie Main 
Team member
Raised $202 from 5 donations
James Sharp 
Team member
Raised $110 from 6 donations
Chelsea Harada 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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