cometogetherspace Sprinkler System

$8,362 of $56k goal

Raised by 81 people in 16 months
Royal Mansfield  BLOOMINGTON, IL
WHO: My name is Matt Erickson, owner of cometogetherspace an Arts Event space and studios for the Community to serve the artists & the public. We inhabit a building that dates back to 1854, celebrating its 163nd birthday this year. February 28th will be the 6th anniversary of c{           } 's existence at 212 N. Roosevelt Ave in Bloomington IL. We are directly on the line of the re-emerging West Side & Downtown, a comingtogether of communities.

WHAT: We are raising money for a Sprinkler System to ensure the safety of all who attend our events. This system is also required by the International Fire Code for us to exist in this manner.  Without it we cannot. 

HOW: The money raised will be used to pay local companies to plan & install the system which includes all electric & plumbing that goes with it.  These companies are also letting us do some of the work we can do instead of them to save us some money. This helps tremendously. 

WHEN: We are on a schedule with our local Code Dept. to start installing the system during the Spring & Summer of 2017. 

WHY: We provide an atmosphere & opportunity for all walks of life, giving artists the chance to do the things they wish to share with others. Personally it is my passion to be of service to the artists & public for the next 50+ years of my life. This is my childhood dream- to live in and run a welcoming, affordable, magical space for people to bring & experience JOY in their lives.

We will continue to express our thanks for your support in the decades to come by moving forward with making the dreams of others come true, no matter how small or large. Thank You so much.
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Update 4
Posted by Matt Erickson
13 months ago
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OFFICIAL LINE UP FOR 5yr ANNIV. BASH

Saturday February 27th
All over town all damn day

12 noon: Retrofit Culture 1014 W. Washington St. Blm
Marcos Mendez w/ Brittany Johnson
food by J Soul

1pm: Reverberation Vinyl 1302 N. Main Blm
Nathan Parks w/ guests
Byob

2-5pm: University Galleries 11 Uptown Circle Normal
RPGZ, Shinzon, Gay Neighbors, Disorganizer

5pm: Chris & Stef's House 712 E. Olive Blm
Jerm Plue
Byob

730pm: Around the Corner Artists Group
Corner of Center & Monroe St. D'town Blm
Geoff Beran & the Mystery Van
Byob

9pm: Samantha's Apt.: 209 N. Fell Apt. 6
Annie Martin
Installations by: Whitney Johnson & Stephen Ramberg

Door Covers: ANY AMOUNT you wish to donate, you choose. It all helps & all are welcome. Matt Erickson, Lisa Lofgren & Samantha Comerford will be at all the locations collecting whatever you have to share & we thank you so much!

Go hear bands you don't know at places you haven't been. Meet some new folks & dance and sing and enjoy the hospitality of wonderful people willing to help us celebrate our years of doing just that. peacelovematt.
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Update 3
Posted by Matt Erickson
14 months ago
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Coming Soon---- cometogetherspace's 5 year Anniversary Citywide Blowout! February 27th is our anniversary & since we can't have the party at our place we're having it all over town. Several people/places will be hosting bands, art & fun throughout the entire day.

WHERE: several locations to be announced soon

WHO: Bands such as-- Geoff Beran & the Mystery Van; Disorganizer; Farmageddon; Wildermore; Gay Neighbors; Dr. Duke Ratchet; & MORE TBA

WHEN: All Damn Day

COST: FREE -- of course DONATIONS of ANY AMOUNT are accepted to get in.

More details will be announced here & on Facebook as they progress. We are still looking for locations & musicians even if you live out of town or state, throw a party & send donations our way. Matt will be available to help in any & everyway possible to facilitate. Thanks to all again, peacelovematt.
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Update 2
Posted by Matt Erickson
15 months ago
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NEW OFFER from cometogetherspace-
Get In Free Tickets-- c{G.I.F.T.} for donors who give $500 or more will receive one of these gift cards for themselves OR as a gift for someone else. These cards will give the owner 3 YEARS OF FREE ENRTY TO ALL EVENTS at c{ }.

As soon as we get our Sprinklers we will be back on track with all the cool events we are used to having for you. At the same time I will write the start & end date on your card, laminate it, and deliver it to you! Those donors who have already given that amount are already on a list to receive their card as soon as the system is in.

These are handprinted letterpress cards made right here at c{ } by Matt. We can't wait to hand them out & start letting you in for free! Thanks so much to all those who have given no matter how much it is, it all makes a difference to securing our future here with the community. peacelovematt.
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Update 1
Posted by Matt Erickson
16 months ago
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We are on our way thanks to You! Thanks so much to those of you donating, sharing, & verbally passing on the LOVE. We have & are waiting on more bids from local companies to install the system. Good news- the price is coming down, ever so slightly, but still down. If you see me in person Cash is being accepted for donation & I will add it to our growing total. Again Thank You All for your support on this journey to the future. peacelovematt.
c{ } is the Place
c{Print&Paper} owner Lisa Lofgren
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$8,362 of $56k goal

Raised by 81 people in 16 months
Created November 20, 2015
Royal Mansfield  
TK
$100
Timothy Kent
13 days ago

In the memory of John Cassidy.

PK
$150
Peter Kimerling
4 months ago
$44
Michele and Nels Lofgren
8 months ago

You make OUR world a happier place and we're so glad YOU'RE in it! You know that each day is a gift - so make the most of it today, your special day! Love 2U, Happy Birthday!!

$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
JT
$20
Justin Tirone
9 months ago
AS
$200
Andrew Shallue
10 months ago

Thanks to ComeTogetherSpace for contributing to the community.

SE
$150
Scott and Wendy Evert
10 months ago

Gift to recognize birthdays of Heather Evert and Andrew Shallue and their 10th wedding anniversary.

$100
Anonymous
12 months ago
$100
Hannah Kerrigan
12 months ago

Cometogetherspace: one of the community's most important assets.

$50
Jonathan Bowling
12 months ago

Here is a haiku In support of the fine arts And the sprinklers, too

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