Artmageddon 2013 Tent Fund

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Every tent in our arts market was destroyed by 82MPH winds. Help us replace our tents so we can keep selling our work while the weather is still warm!
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Katy Brown Solsky
Art
Concord, New Hampshire
United States
1 Team Member

In the earliest hour of July 20, 2013, after two outdoor market days of hazardously high temperatures, and a squall that flash-flooded the arts market area of Market Days in downtown Concord, Concord Arts Market was then hit by 82MPH winds that destroyed every artist tent as well as many displays. Two lost a great deal of their work as well.

Artists generally have small profit margins - and we cannot sell outdoors in New England, in the warm weather months, without tents. Tents provide protection from both rain and sun, as well as unpredictable weather. It's not unusual for us to spend days outdoors where we see wind, rain, sun...we have even had snowflakes during some of our Fall dates!

This campaign assumes an average tent price of $100/vendor and we lost just under 20 tents. Some artists also sustained damage to their displays so we are including that in our campaign as well. ALL funds raised will be distributed directly to the impacted artists.

This is NOT like Kickstarter where we keep nothing if we don't reach our goal. We will keep anything that you contribute, but the fees that we are charged go down significantly if we reach our goal (we have included those fees in the total that we are hoping to raise).

If you are able to contribute at least $20 to our campaign, we will reward you with a tote bag made from the canopies of the destroyed tents!

(The original plan was that market producer Katy Solsky would be making the totes right away and selling them at the market on the weekends...but Artmageddon 2013 is the gift that keeps on giving, and the stress of the event and recovery left her sick for most of the past two weeks! She's enlisting an army to get the totes made, and Indiegogo gives us a chance to keep momentum rolling...thank you for your support!)

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$2,333USD
raised by 71 people in 15 days
97% funded
0 time left
$2,400 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 16, 2013
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  • $20USD
    One Tent Tote

    These totes are being made from the tops of the destroyed tents that we salvaged after the storm. We have colors that include various shades of blue, brown, and white. We cannot take requests, because...we aren't sure how many of each color we will have, but we promise that they will be usable and a great conversation piece.

    47 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $40USD
    Two Tent Totes

    We'll send ya two!

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $60USD
    Three Tent Totes

    We'll send ya three!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $80USD
    4 tent totes

    Will stitch for tents!

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    5, 5 tent totes, mwahahaha!

    Yup...we will send you five.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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