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The Lodge is an artist’s dream studio, with over 9000 sq/ft of space for many different disciplines. We offer screen printing, photography, painting, audio recording and rehearsal space. Over the last eight years we have been working to make this dream of creating a community arts center a reality, and with your help we can finally reach this goal. The Lodge will offer public art events, art classes and demonstrations, community meeting space, and a place for artists to work on their crafts.

Check out their Kickstarter website!

We are raising money to help The Lodge become a safer and more accessible building so that we can move forward with our mission to become a community arts center here in Northern Kentucky. We secured funding through a grant for the architectural planning of adding a fire escape and bathroom facilities on the first floor of the Lodge. This is where the crowdfunding comes into play. With the money that we raise here we will be able to complete the final phase of construction of the bathroom and fire escape. This will allow us to start implementing public art projects and offer a larger capacity for community events.

There is a need for an organization such as ours in Northern Kentucky, as much of the funding and attention for the arts goes to our neighbors to the North in Cincinnati. We also serve as an incubator that helps recent college graduates find the tools and support that they need to stay on the path of a creative career. Bringing people together to experience and learn with art and music will serve as a catalyst for positive growth in our community.

In exchange for your generosity and support we are offering rewards such as merchandise packages, event space rental, and admission to a one-of-a-kind performance. Please explore the possibilities of how you can help us make Northern Kentucky art history.  Your support makes all the difference to our local creative community. Stay tuned for additional limited-time rewards! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Risks and challenges

We know that this is asking a lot of our community to reach our goal, but our hope is that if everyone can chip in a little, it will be able to benefit everyone a great deal down the road. Once our building meets necessary safety and accessibility standards, we will be able to become a viable arts center here in Northern Kentucky. Failing at this point is not an option. We have been working towards this goal since 2011 and are going to cash in all our chips to make this a success.

Editors Note: This article was taken from the organizations Kickstarter page with permission. Stay tuned and we will be featuring artists from this organization throughout the next month!

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