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March 11, 2015
Contact: George Scheer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-549-5555
Elsewhere Launches Kickstarter To Restore Historic Building, Expand Collaborative Culture
(Greensboro, NC) - Elsewhere--a living museum and artist residency program--is renovating its 100-year-old historic building in downtown Greensboro, NC. The renovation will allow Elsewhere to provide year-round programming, offer three-floor public museum access, create twelve live/work artist studios, expand its national network of experimental organizations, and extend the reach of artists and communities in Greensboro and around the world.
Now through April 20, Elsewhere is inviting support through Kickstarter. With funding seeded by the Kresge Foundation, Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Greensboroâ€™s Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, ArtsGreensboro, The Carol & Seymour Levin Foundation, The Phillips Foundation and cash pledges, Elsewhere has raised $600,000 of the $800,000 needed to restore the building. Elsewhere needs to raise $200,000 to begin the restoration project in November 2015.
Over the past twelve years more than 1,000 artists and hundreds of thousands museum visitors have traveled to Elsewhere to create new artworks, engage public projects and connect with local and global communities. Elsewhere is driving a new vision for art and urban development by utilizing the resources at hand, repurposing materials, and supporting an inclusive, creative place for people to live and work.
For more information and to support the Kickstarter please visit, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/182623941/restore-elsewhere.
Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, The Phillips Foundation, The Carol & Seymour Levin Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency, set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhereâ€™s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.