BrickBox Studios is a co-op workspace where we have around 15 artists working on their creations and small businesses. This fundraiser is about our 40+ year-old furnace that has finally died. For the past 2 years we have tried to extend its life with many mini repairs, but right after this most recent repair attempt it caught fire (luckily it was safely and quickly stopped, thank goodness).
We can no longer continue with this furnace and HAVE to have a new one. Unfortunately, it is also the coldest time of the year here in Ohio so it HAS to be NOW. While a furnace is expensive, pipes bursting are an even bigger issue.
BrickBox has always strived to be an affordable space for artists who are so often over-charged and undervalued. We are no strangers to struggle, and we tend to not ask for much but like many much of our income was cut-off by eliminating in-person events where we can show and sell our work.
We are seeking to raise at least $3500, because we were lucky enough to find a contractor to replace it for $3000, and the $500 covers additional fees.
Any funds that exceed the budget will go into our repair funds to possibly finally fix two of our three toilets, our erratic electrical issues, and repair the recently discovered water damage. The water damage is in one of our studio spaces and is preventing us from renting it out, further reducing our incoming money and ability to solve these issues.
Why isn't the landlord covering it? In Ohio, commercial leasing doesn’t have some of the same requirements that housing does. When the lease was created over 8 years ago it wasn’t something we were aware enough of to navigate the legal space.
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BrickBox Studios is a co-op work space where we have around 15 artists who work on their creations and small businesses within our building. This wonderful space has been around since 2013, located in Grandview, Ohio. Our space is a positive and professional work environment celebrating the arts and its diverse community of creators. We at BrickBox Studios welcome all walks of life embracing our differences whether we are LGBTQ+, have nonverbal and physical disabilities, belong to communities of color, or an ally, and of all ages.
We use this space to host events, bring in clientele, and showcase and create new works of art. The past decade has given us some amazing memories, but unfortunately these past couple of years has been the hardest due to covid. As a result, we have canceled all events to protect the health and safety of our tenants, who some are immunocompromised. We pride ourselves to being an affordable space for our artists to grow their talents and businesses in.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and consider us for a space to donate too.
If you would like to help us out and donate we have collaborated with many of our artists in this space to offer a few kickbacks for you to show our appreciation. We have a wonderful collection of talented artists donating their work. Some have been showcased in museum's, dozens of juried art shows, traveled across the country with their work, published for their art, grant rewarded, and are graciously donating their work to say thank you.
AGAIN Thank you!
***If you donate $10 or more and would like to be apart of this kickback of the fundraiser, PLEASE make sure you provide us with your EMAIL AND what item(s) you would like (in the comments), and we will be in touch with you ASAP.*** Items availability are limited so they are on a first come first serve basis, (we will try to keep up on the # of items still available).
Prices range from $10-$500 for donations, and valued some pieces up to $1500.
Not all items have available photos
*Shipping not included*
ITEM 1: Donate $10 receive a 8x10 Hand of Glory screen print by Cory Mitan (Value of $20) (5 available)
ITEM 2: Donate $20 receive a random signed print by Briden Schueren (Value of $30-$40) (10 available)
ITEM 4: Donate $40 received a signed original 8x10 wax, oil, mixed media painting by Briden Schueren (Value of $75) (110 available) ITEM 4a: Or for $100 you get 3 pieces that go with each other.
ITEM 5: Donate $50 receive a 1 hour photoshoot and styling session by Margot Roxanne Rupert (Value of $100) (5 available)
ITEM 6: Donate $65 receive 1 original framed photograph by Bryson Murray (Value of $200) (2 available)
ITEM 7: Donate $70 receive an original limited edition 29x59 wall hanging paintings by Laurie Schmidt (Value of $150) (2 available) (3 available with out hanging stitch)
ITEM 8: Donate $75 receive an original Look-book by Braisha Owens (Value of $95) (1 available)
ITEM 9: Donate $80 receive an original 14x11 acrylic mixed media by Heidi Heacock (Value of $120) (1 available)
ITEM 10: Donate $100 receive a 1 9x12 old painting by Cory Mitan (Value of $200) (2 available)
ITEM 11: Donate $150 receive an original framed 29x40.5 canvas painting by Laurie Schmidt (Value of $300) (4 available)
ITEM 12: Donate $150 receive an original Croquis by Braisha Owens (Value of $250) (1 available)
ITEM 13: Donate $100 receive an original approximately 5x7 encaustic piece by Phil Weasley (Value of $200) (4 available)
ITEM 14: Donate $200 receive an original 23x10.5 encaustic mixed media by Heidi Heacock (Value of $250) (1 available)
ITEM 15: Donate $250 receive an original approximately 5x7 encaustic piece by Phil Weasley (Value of $250) (1 available)
ITEM 16: Donate $250 receive an original 3x3 sculpture by Phil Weasley (Value of $350) (1 available)
ITEM 17: Donate $500 receive an original one of a kind framed sketch charcoal and conte on paper by Michael Weisel (Value of $1000) (1 available)
ITEM 18: Donate $500 receive an original 36"by36" canvas painting by Susie Jordan (Value $1300) (1 Available)
ITEM 19: Donate $50 receive an original 24"by24" canvas painting by Susie Jordan (Value $150) (1 Available)
ITEM 20: Donate $100 receive an original 24"by36" photograph frames by the rope used for suspension (Value of $800)
ITEM 21: Donate $70 and pick one 20"by26" print (Value of $175) by Paul Richmond (5 different prints available)
ITEM 22: Donate $30 receive customizable antique resin by Margot Roxanne Rupert (Value of $65-85) (5 available)
ITEM 23: Donate $50 receive original water color painting framed by Katy DBA @tattoosbykaty (value of $250)
ITEM 24: Donate $10 receive a unique one of a kind sun-catcher by Harlow and Helios (Value of $30) (1 available)