November 27, 2018
This Giving Tuesday you can give and get the gift of art when you support Side Street Studio Arts, NFP. This year's ARTISTS GIVING BACK ON GIVING TUESDAY program gets you awesome arts experiences and gifts from area artists through our not-so-silent auction.
*ONLINE BIDDING via Facebook will open Friday, November 23 at 10am. You may COMMENT BELOW THE LOT YOU COVET OR MESSAGE SIDE STREET STUDIO ARTS TO SUBMIT YOUR BID. BIDS ONLY ACCEPTED AT $10 INCREASED INCREMENTS. NO BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:59PM TUESDAY NIGHT.
#1 - A 4-hour Saturday or Sunday rental package for the THEATER at Side Street Studio Arts. Basic rental package, includes access to tables and chairs, sound system, as well as an onsite staff member to help you set up and strike your event.
$400 value/$200 starting bid
#2 - A BIG WONDERS art party for you and 9 of your closest friends. Led by SSSA Founder Erin Rehberg, with classes from up to two other SSSA Artist-Educators. Big Wonders is a 3-hour visual art making, movement experiencing, snack-having, adult version of our popular programs for children, and is great way to celebrate a birthday or just a kick-ass Friday night.
$200 value/$50 starting bid
#3 - An original pen and ink drawing of any subject matter the winning bidder chooses by Elgin-artist Chris Palm and a pack of the fabulous Jk/Lol Greeting Cards.
$500 value/$125 starting bid
#4 - Annual Lab Membership and Side Street Studio Arts prize package. Good for all levels of artists that need time and space to work, includes 24-hour access, storage for your work and tools, access to wifi, use of most equipment on your own time, SSSA Artist Membership, reduced SSSA rental rates, and more.
$1000 value/$500 starting bid
#5 - Portrait Photo Session with Doug Hanson - Individual or family. Tailored to your vision in style and media using film, digital or tintype. One hour shoot, edited electronic images delivered.
$200 value/ $80 starting bid
#5 - Four 30-minute private piano or voice lessons with Gay L. Exoo Bouwmeester - winner bidder's choice!
$100 value/$50 starting bid
MORE TO COME...
Side Street Studio Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization encouraging the artistic process in Elgin from creation to curation. SSSA has proved itself to be an artistic, cultural, and social beacon for Elgin and beyond. In 2017, SSSA hosted:
24 visual art exhibitions
35 music performances
50+ live art events
300+ on-site arts education programs
240+ hours of Community Moves arts education outreach programming
3 arts-admin internships
2 Elgin Community College Service Learning Internships
weekly free gallery hours
during an average week, there are approximately 100 hours of SSSA activities
donated space for multiple fundraising events for area organizations
co-produced the Elgin Fringe Festival and Elgin Literary Festival with the City of Elgin
featured a downtown Elgin GALLERY and THEATER that were active 52 of 52 weeks during the year.
Where your donation goes:
40% occupancy - Rent, utilities, maintaining spaces and equipment for exhibits, educational programs, and events.
25% people - While the SSSA Founders, Directors, and Managers are volunteers, artists are paid for their sales and performances, artist-educators are paid for their teaching, and event-specific staff are paid for their time. Paying artists is important!
11% supplies - Community Moves, Small Wonders, Harvest Market, Free Kids Days, etc. all need glue and paper and paint and scissors and so on.
23% everything else - marketing, production fees, equipment rentals, professional fees, fundraising, community support, the ins and outs of running an organization on a daily basis.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor for guidance.
Thank you for supporting the arts and Side Street!
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