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SVN's Start Up Funding

$205 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 32 months
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When I graduated from college, I encountered a pinch of depression. All I had worked for seemed to be in vain when the transition to a dream career did not come as quickly as I had anticipated. Instead of allowing myself to wallow to a point of no return, I started creating. I started painting to escape the passive aggressive thoughts of failure I had. So what I hadn't landed my dream job in fashion. I'm equally talented in other areas of my life. Making that decision, I allowed purpose to find me.

When I received the acceptance email for my 2nd art show I knew I could do this. I was driven by the feeling I had the moment I received, "congratulations you have been selected"..... As a beginner at anything, acceptance is the 1st step to success. I was being accepted by a community I was foreign to and it has been downright amazing! I thought how awesome would it be to make someone else feel this way. It started as a thought, then ideas on my notepad to a full fledge vision of success.

I fully understand living in purpose now and would like to introduce my non profit art organization. The key to a successful life is living in purpose. Your life's purpose generally has nothing to do with you. It's for the survival of the world, your enemy, your loved ones. With accepting purpose you accept being a vessel to deliver the greater good. Understanding that, this is where I am in life.

As a community, we must understand the power behind art. It saves lives! It saved me. Ask any artist how they got started and be prepared to see their soul. Learn their hardships because 10xs out of 9 it was something that rocked their core that lead them to create. True story, a neighbor of mine lost a multi million dollar business, hit rock bottom and had nowhere else to turn other than creating. Now he's recognized both nationally and internationally for his works of art. He didn't give up on life when it became unbearable and he's touching more lives now than he ever would. Art heals and revives. We need it desperately in the communities. We must submerge our wounds of pain, depression, oppression and despair in it. The only thing universally recognized is art.

Join me in being a vessel. Whether you're an artist or not, we ALL need art!! My mission is to remove barriers that are straining our communities. Unite us in the good fight through art. Harmoniously create.

I have many ideas to deliver my mission however I need support. We will be the home of an art gallery and creative space in St. Louis,  Missouri opening January 2017. Your contribution will go towards the start up and operational costs of the creative space.  This will include but not be limited to commissioned exhibits, educational classes, networking functions, etc.

It truly does take a village.  Although this fund has been started for the start up costs, we need support from every angle. Please LIKE/SHARE our Facebook page.  All it takes is a few moments. Come out to the events. Support. Spread the word. Whatever you can contribute to the cause.

It's going to be a road to travel but I want to thank you all for the consideration of traveling it with me

Live in purpose
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Update 2
Posted by TraNisha Herrington Herrington
25 months ago
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We popped up over the city during the summer! In doing so our network of artists and community support has grown!! Thank you to all the support thus far

We're a ways from our goal but it is obtainable with your help! We have located a space and looking to satisfy the main operating expense, rent, for the year.

You're contribution of just $15 contributes to this goal! with just 1k people it can be reached however any amount can be donated to obtain this!

Let's get the rent paid so we can focus on the platform we have been blessed with to unite the community :)
It's only the beginning! Space to come
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Update 1
Posted by TraNisha Herrington Herrington
27 months ago
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We've been absent with our campaign only because of the leg work that has been put in with popping up in different communities throughout town.

Our efforts are even greater now with being a few months away from our projected opening date.

Please check out or Facebook to see all of our activity in the city.

Your contribution today goes towards operational costs of our creative space.
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$205 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 32 months
Created May 21, 2016
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KB
$10
Kim Bragado
15 months ago

Best of luck! This mission is awesome. Happy to support it.

CR
$30
Cierra Robinson
26 months ago

Only the beginning

NI
$10
Nicole Iris
26 months ago

Congrats! And wishing you continued success!

$15
Daniella Ochoa
26 months ago

Wishing u much success with your future endeavors! I wish I could invest more because I see u are really passionate with your art... but I hope that the little seeds everyone is sowing will yield your dreams to come true !

LM
$15
Lindsey Morris
26 months ago
NB
$25
Naja Bailey
26 months ago

More money is coming your way honey!!

LF
$30
Lisa Ford
26 months ago

I hope you meet your goal and continue to do great things!

$20
Trisha Martin
26 months ago

May this donation, spawn the generosity of others, so that the financial goals of SVN can be met, and the overall goal of this creative endeavor can be achieved.

$10
Anonymous
32 months ago
$20
Vernita Johnson-Williams
32 months ago
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