Moving Funds for Pirate Gallery

$2,810 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 25 months
Noah Sodano
for Pirate A Contemporary Art Oasis
All hands on deck – Pirate: Contemporary Art is moving to a new location! We’re saying goodbye to the Navajo Arts District the weekend of May 6th, so immediate support is needed to help fund our impending move. Help us reach our goal of $5000 and join us for our moving celebration! (BTW, Pirate is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible!)

For 37 years, Pirate: Contemporary Art has been one of Denver’s most audacious and innovative cooperative art spaces. While many member artists have come and gone, what persists is an unmatched focus on independence and unbridled creative energy. And even as the original vision of Pirate's contemporary art oasis endures, Denver has grown by leaps and bounds around it. Neighborhoods have changed, rents have skyrocketed, and the city’s priorities have shifted from the arts to corporate development. Unable to afford our current space on the edge of the exploding Highlands neighborhood, the time has come for Pirate to say goodbye to the Navajo Arts District and sail on to new waters.

Before we settle into our new location in the Lakewood 40 West Arts District , we’ll need funds to help cover the cost of the move and the buildout of the new space. Finding an affordable location was no small feat, so our new space will need a fair amount of work to become a functioning, attractive gallery. This includes everything from limited demolition, repairs, installing drywall and lighting, improving flooring, and constructing storage space.

Our last day on Navajo Street will be Sunday, May 7th, so we only have a month to raise the funds we need! If you value the arts in Denver and want to preserve the future of independent, artist-run co-op, we need your support, and to help spread the word about Pirate! And remember, Pirate: Contemporary Art is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, so feel free to deduct your donation! 

Oh yes – in addition to our GoFundMe campaign, we’ll also be holding a big "Pirate's Ship is Sailing" fundraising event on the evening of Saturday, May 6th to celebrate our move and help drive home our fundraising. The event will take place during the closing weekend of the last show at the Navajo location: Laura Phelps Rogers' "A New Look At The American West".

We can't wait for you to join us in celebrating the next 37 years of Pirate. Thank you for your support! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Hey friends of Pirate! Our moving party is only ONE WEEK away, and we can’t wait to see you there! The good news is that the buildout of our new space is already underway - yes! The bad news is that we haven’t yet met our $5000 goal to completely fund the move and buildout - but we’re getting closer!

Now’s the time for you to help make sure we can complete the buildout and finish the space as soon as possible... so we can get new shows underway! This week we’ve got some great new incentives to help us reach our funding goal!

Donate $35 or more, and you'll get a limited run Pirate t-shirt, printed just for you! Donate $100 or more, and we’ll make you a Pirate Patron Member! Pirate Parton Members get a Pirate t-shirt, your name (or your business name, or pseudonym!) in a place of prominence in the new gallery space, plus invites to exclusive Patron events we’ll be organizing for 2017 and beyond.

Please help support the ongoing mission of Pirate TODAY as we set sail into our next chapter, and THANKS SO MUCH to those of you who have donated so far! You'll also be receiving the incentives mentioned above if you already pledged those donation levels! :)
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$2,810 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 25 months
Created April 7, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Pirate A Contemporary Art Oasis
Certified Charity
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Denver, CO
EIN: 742389270
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Heather Crank
23 months ago
Helen and Lorin Ottonello
24 months ago

Great Gallery!!!

Colleen Russell
24 months ago

Looking forward to seeing the new space in Lakewood.

Fred Scherr
24 months ago
Yoshi Saito
24 months ago
Kristin Gruenberger
25 months ago
Jennifer G.
25 months ago
Doug Kacena
25 months ago
hadley hooper
25 months ago

Putting a price on the priceless.

Jeff Mauk
25 months ago
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