Moving Funds for Pirate Gallery

$1,005 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 17 days
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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$1,005 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 17 days
Created April 7, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Pirate A Contemporary Art Oasis
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Denver, CO
EIN: 742389270
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Libby Tart-Schoenfelder
3 days ago
Sue Crosby Doyle
4 days ago

It is an end of an era in Denver. Co-ops are close to being gone. Lakewood will adopt 2. 1 going to prism..and so on.

Jim Miller
4 days ago

Thanks for over 30 years of alternative art. We love friendly Famous Phil.

Dana Cain
5 days ago

End of an era.... so many amazing memories at that location. Here's to a bright future. <3

Rose Beetem
6 days ago

Can't help come move or party that day due to prior commitments :( ... but I can donate!

Helen Fitness
7 days ago

Love from Paris x

Laura Margason
7 days ago

Always willing to help the arts!

Mark Sink
9 days ago
Sandra Dow
10 days ago

This little gallery for unusual and unique art deserves our support.

Kevin Yoshida
11 days ago
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