Pleasant Plains Workshop v2.0

After 2 years in our current space, we are expanding into the building next door- creating a bigger & better print studio, classroom, and gallery/shop!
Kristina Bilonick
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
1 Team Member

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
Specifically we need:

Exposure Unit/Table- $3,000
Stainless Steel wash-out booth- $2,000
Pressure Washer- $150
Work Tables- $1600
Drying Rack- $600
Custom Mural for Roll-Down Door- $500-1,000
Signage- $300
Iron Gate/Doorway for out back- $1,000
Storage Furniture/Flat Files- $1,000
Our needs exceed what we are asking for but we plan to contribute our own funds to the project and also plan to hold other fundraising events in DC to complement this campaign.

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).


Other Ways You Can Help

If you don't have $ to give, please take a moment to pass this along to friends and help us get the word out!
You can also volunteer to help out during our move or if you have any expertise in building, plumbing, electrical work that you would like to donate in lieu of money, we would love to hear from you!
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  • $10USD
    VIP pass

    A one-time VIP pass for an event at Pleasant Plains Workshop. Flash the pass at an event to reveal a fun secret surprise which could include: a specialty beverage or snack, a secret performance in the VIP lounge, a round of applause, a small gift from the shop, a handful of jalapeno get the idea. A surprise awaits you! (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

    10 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $30USD
    Georgia Ave is for Lovers Tee

    This design, which we sold out of quickly last summer, is a testament to our love for the neighborhood. Printed in white and red on either a black or athletic grey American Apparel T. Specify color, size, and whether you want the Unisex or Women's fit. Please also specify whether you would like the item mailed to you, of if you can pick up in store. (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    49 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $35USD
    GA & Euclid Print

    A limited edition screen print by Rujunko Pugh, featuring an image of our corner's street sign and lamp. A fun addition to your print collection, printed on archival art paper in an edition of 50 (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    20 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013

    Intro to Screen Printing Class

    Our basic intro class (also called 'Make Your Own Merch') teaches the photo emulsion method of screen printing. You come with your own design and learn to build, coat, and burn your own screen. Then you have access to the whole studio and all of our inks to print as many items as you want to bring in to print on. You take the screen and instructions home with you so you can continue at home! ($50 of this is tax deductable)

    15 out of 15 claimed
  • $100USD
    TJ party!

    Who needs a DJ when you could have a Tee-Jay. PPW resident artist, Kristina Bilonick, will bring a screen and screen printing supplies to your next party or team meeting, creating a print-it-yourself activity for you and your friends. Screen is based on a design you provide- make jerseys for your soccer team, family reunion, bday party, or as a team building exercise. This perk includes the screen, inks, and instruction. Does not include the items to be printed on. (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

    8 out of 10 claimed
  • $200USD
    KB's Georgia Ave

    PPW's Kristina Bilonick takes you and up to 3 friends on a tour of her favorite spots on GA Ave including but not limited to: Banneker Rec Center, Howard University, and a variety of awesome local businesses and hang spots, and public art installations along the way! Tour is tailored to the purchaser's likes/desires. does not include the cost of food or drink purchased at tour stops. (amount over $150 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Design & Print Package

    Resident Artist, Anthony Dihle of Fire Studio, will design and print an awesome poster for your next event or to commemorate an occasion. Package includes 50 prints on both high quality poster paper and newsprint so you can post and sell them at your event. Anthony can even assist in putting some posters up if you desire! (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

    2 out of 2 claimed
  • $500USD
    DC Cheer Performs 4 U!

    DC's hottest performance art dance squad, DC Cheer! will appear at your next party or other event and perform cheers tailored to your event. You can also hire the squad to surprise someone by cheering them on on their birthday, their first day at a new job, or after receiving an award. Limited to events within the DC Metropolitan Area. (amount over $200 is tax-deductible)

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