Help Victorios Art Reopen

$2,920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 5 months
First at all, we hope you and your family are recovering from Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact in our region. Our family spent those difficult hours together, and we are grateful to be alive and have a home.

 However, Hurricane Irma did hit our family business. Despite our careful preparations for the storm, the winds ripped the roof off the two-story building, and subsequent rain accumulation during the storm caused part of the ceiling of our first-story space to collapse. We are facing severe water damage in the studio. Although our landlord is working on getting repairs done, it is unsafe to work in the studio because the power was shut off to avoid electrical fire. All of this has forced us to stay out of business until further notice; we have already applied for federal government loans.

 It is difficult to be out of business, even when this state is temporary. The art studio is our main source of income, and we are facing the possibility of relocation. Per our landlord’s request, we have had to remove nearly all of our supplies—including furniture, artwork, equipment, and materials—out of the studio while the building is under repair; this has led to some unexpected extra expenses.

 And of course, there is also the emotional part of this. We miss our students and their families dearly, and we understand our role as art educators within the community. Our journey with you during the past 5 years has been truly amazing, and we want to continue that collective journey for many years to come. We are determined to do everything we possibly can.

 Some members of our community have been asking for ways to help us, so we thought that creating a campaign on this website would be the best option. This—asking for support—is not something we normally do. But we wouldn't be asking for your help unless it were really necessary.

 We are determined to work hard, stay positive, and see this as a new chapter for Victorios. Given the unexpected nature of the storm, we are asking for support in order to get back on our feet as soon as possible. The funds we raise will be used to cover our current rent and temporary moving expenses, replace damaged art supplies and equipment, and, possibly, cover a fraction of relocation costs. We will be sure to keep everyone posted with updates about our site and our progress. We hope to reopen soon for all of our students who are patiently waiting for us, and to anyone else who wishes to come and create art.

 With deepest gratitude for your generosity,

Stephanie and the Victorios Art Studio Team
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We are so happy to announce that Victorios officially has a new location! We signed contract today and received the keys. Now to begin remodeling the place so we can have it ready for our students. Thanks again for your support and can’t wait to show you all the new place. Hope you will love it as much as we do!
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Help Victorios Art Reopen has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to Your donations. We are happy to say we have found a couple options on a new place now time to narrow it down to the one that works best for all us. We definitely had our students in mind while searching for a place. The studio is a place for everyone to come and enjoy art.
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We are still anxiously searching for a new location to open the studio soon. Thank you to everyone who has donated,shared the campaign on your facebook pages, we all want to thank you for helping us in the search of a new location. We are not giving up on our search and the right location will come. Hope to see you all at the new place for the grand opening. Please keep sharing our campaign with friends and family we are halfway there in meeting our goal!! Thank you again for supporting us and being patient while we search for a new studio. Love you all the Victorios Family! ❤️
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Raised by 27 people in 5 months
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