Pleasant Plains Workshop: Version 2.0
Pleasant Plains Workshop is a shared studio space, classroom, gallery and retail outlet for local artists in Washington, DC. It was founded in 2010 by DC-based artist, Kristina Bilonick. In January of 2013, the Workshop took on the building adjacent to its existing location. Over the next few months, they will be building a state-of-the art screen printing studio so that they can provide space for more artists to work, and present more exhibitions and classes to the community. The workshop's current location will become solely the retail and gallery component offering goods created by resident artists and other local artists and artisans.
Since its opening, the space has quickly become a hub of the neighborhood- offering 6 art exhibitions a year, a variety of programs and classes, and wide variety of handmade items by dc artists and artisans. Almost everyone who visits the space goes on to become a regular at PPW gatherings and events.
With the funds raised on this platform, we will be able to take our Workshop to the next level, offering more opportnities for local artists, and more exhibitions and programs that our community can come by and enjoy!
And thanks to our Fiscal Sposor, Fractured Atlas, your donations are partially Tax Deductible! (minus the cost of the perk)
The Breakdown:Your donations will be added to our current project budget and will go towards purchasing and installing screen printing equipment that will be used by resident artists and students. We also need funds to modify parts of the space
Exposure Unit/Table- $3,000
Stainless Steel wash-out booth- $2,000
Pressure Washer- $150
Storage Furniture/Flat Files- $1,000
More Space + More Artists = More Exhibitions, Classes, and Programs
Moving the printshop to a larger space next door gives us the ability to teach group classes (at our current space we only offer individual lessons). The move also frees up the original space so that it can become specifically the gallery and shop arm of the workshop, where we will continue to exhibit local, emerging artists, but on a greater scale (and more breathing room at openings and events! We know you'll miss rubbing elbows with us literally, but we can always reenact it on certain occasions).