Campaign Introduction

The Grayson Gallery (GGAC) is raising operational funds to enable the organization to continue its mission to provide a venue for the arts! Help us support and encourage the local arts efforts for education, programs and events.

Grayson Gallery – Expand the Arts with Us!

by Amanda Jeffers

  • $6,000

    Funding Goal
  • $6,060

    Funds Raised
  • Jun 2021

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
101.00%
This campaign was successful! 😃
Grayson, KY

Amanda Jeffers

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Campaign Story

The Grayson Gallery provides a venue for the arts, where artists can display and sell their work, musicians are paid for their performances, and our community and the region can benefit from creative growth. As an organization, we operate on a small budget and with volunteers only.
 
From an empty Fire Station slated for demolition, to a pop-up art show in 2011, to our current ten-year agreement to use the space, the growth of the Gallery has impacted our community of Grayson, Carter County, and beyond.
 
With your support we will multiply our impact by: Improving our displays and merchandising in the Artist Market to increase sales; Expanding art classes and offering more options for both children and adults will improve art education; Creating a stage setting with better lighting and sound will allow a more professional experience for the musicians; Building an up-to-date website that will allow us to track and expand our paid memberships and provide another place to advertise art for sale.
 
More Than A Gallery
• Our art exhibits have a free opening reception every “F!nal Fr!day” and we have hosted over 100 openings, showcasing hundreds of artists and a great number of musicians. It’s time to celebrate by looking to the future and giving all of our friends an opportunity to be a part of that!
 
• Pre-COVID, free refreshments were served at all openings, supporting local businesses and feeding some hungry local folks along the way. We now invite a local food truck to provide food and give meal tickets to those who might not be able to afford to pay for dinner.
 
• We are welcoming to everyone. The large space and huge doors allow easy access to those with special mobility needs, as well as the possibility for showing really big art pieces! The location is found easily (the ol’ fire station, right?) and identified by a 40-foot-long mural, created during a community paint project.
 
• We serve children with free kid’s art camps; special programs for children with disabilities, an annual student art show with an anti-drug theme; and teaching low-cost children’s art classes.
 
• We provide programming to women through grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women to support feminism and we celebrate Women’s History Month in March with an all-female art and music show. Many of our shows are themed, with Black History Month, Celebrate the Earth, an October Halloween theme and costumes, and we are planning our first Pride Art Show this June.
 
• The Artist Market was set up so that works can be exhibited for sale during times other than our opening receptions. There are original paintings, photography, pottery, handmade jewelry, and more. Our commission is only 15%, because the purpose is to put money in the pockets of the artists.
 
 
Enjoying an art show, meeting new folks and having a unique experience while eating a snack and hearing a great band? Yes, it’s priceless. Besides feeling “warm & fuzzy” it’s the knowledge that your gift, large or small, has such impact and reach!
 
Please, won’t you help us continue this mission of ours?
 
THANK YOU!

Rewards

$50

Carol Ray Jewelry
ONE of Various Handmade/Upcycled Necklaces

0 backers

$25

Carol Ray Jewelry
ONE Handmade Ring (adjustable)

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$50

Ceramics by Sharon Goode Ramick
ONE "Firecracker Pot" (4 available)!

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$25

Grayson Gallery Membership
One Year (donation date) GGAC FAMILY Membership

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$150

Lee Ann Billips Blevins Art
One Print of Original Painting

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$25

Photo-print Cups by Steve "Big Mac" McClements
Coffee Cups with Local Scenes (4 Available)

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$25

Tie-Dye by Austin Everman
Various Tie-dyed T-shirts (One)

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$100

Watercolors by Wanda Richmond
Original Framed Artwork valued at $150

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  • 22-07-2021

    Grayson Gallery - Expand the Arts with Us! CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF May 3,2021.

    The Grayson Gallery & Art Center’s campaign has ended and with your help we exceeded our $6,000 goal! Now, the fun begins as we follow up donors with thank you notes, rewards, and tax letters, as needed. Some lighting for the studio/class area has been purchased and signage is on order for a major donor to have a workspace named after their family’s patriarch! We anticipate an increase in art sales, thanks to additional funds for marketing, and the Artist Market space is being re-set. Stage lighting is on order to give our live music and other performances a more professional look. We’re looking for a website platform to manage membership and keep track of sales and inventory.

Name Campaign Location Date
Campaign Backers Laramie, WY July 14, 2021

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