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Lunch City Studio + Shop

We’re opening a studio + shop featuring sustainable, plastic-free gifts, home and paper goods. One tree is planted for every sale.

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Campaign Ends on April 15, 2021

Project Description

After over three years of working out of our home studio, it’s time for us to take up space. We are opening a studio + shop! Connecting people and places is the heart of our business and we are excited to create space for our community to come together.

About us:
Lunch City Studio is a collection of art by artist and architect, Courtney Drake. Inspired by the places Courtney explored with her dog, Lunchbox, she founded Lunch City Studio in 2017 in Washington, DC. Courtney creates building portraits, cityscapes, maps, and color palettes. Every piece is designed to connect people with the places they love.

Portrait of Court + Lunch

 

Where we’ll be:
Our studio + shop will be in Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. We love Somerville and we’re excited to contribute to this community in a new way. We’ll host workshops led by local creatives and makers and we can’t wait to see you at Somerville Open Studios, Fluff Festivals, and Holiday Strolls.

Map of Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts

What you’ll find:
Gifts, home and paper goods! This includes our own prints (and frames!), greeting cards, stickers, and other treats. We will also have sustainable products from women, LGBTQ+, and minority-owned small businesses. Mugs, tea towels, and tea. Planters and plants. Candles, soaps, and balms. Notebooks, pins, and more!

Photo of framed artwork, books, and plants
Photo by Mary Elizabeth Creative

Our values:
We believe in being conscious consumers and shopping with intention. Prints and cards are traditionally sold in plastic sleeves. We are creating an experience where you can browse our print collection, select a print, have it framed, and take it home without plastic entering the equation. All products sold in our store will be plastic free. We will continue to plant one tree for every sale. So far we’ve planted over 2,000 trees!

Our ask:
We’re personally investing a lot in this studio + shop but we need your help for it to be fully realized. It’s a scary time to open the brick + mortar but we are committed to being a safe and bright spot in our community. We want this to be a place that we all build.

Your support will help us:
+ Paint a mural
+ Build displays
+ Build a register and purchase a point-of-sale system
+ Design and build signage
+ Purchase furniture and lighting
+ Purchase and prepare our inventory
+ Purchase inventory from other sustainable, women, LGBTQ+, and minority-owned small businesses
+ Purchase non-glamourous necessities like packaging, shipping, and cleaning supplies
+ Purchase things we haven’t thought of yet but will need
+ Support our effort to go plastic-free!

Our timeline:
We are moving in on April 1st with the hopes of opening in May. Once we’re open we will start fulfilling your rewards.

Thank you!
Thank you for supporting our campaign! Each and every contribution makes a huge difference. If you’re looking for more ways to help, spread the word and share this campaign!

Love,
Courtney (human) + Lunchbox (dog)

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I select my greeting cards?

    We will select greeting cards based on your shipping location and available inventory. We will do our best to honor requests.

  • Can I select my print(s)?

    Yes. Choose from our print collection and include the name of the print with your submission. Be sure that the print size noted in your reward matches what is offered on our website. If new prints are created between now and fulfillment and you’d like to change your selection, email court@lunchcitystudio.com

  • What kind of frame is it?

    An 11” x 14” white wood frame. 8” x 10” print orders will include a 8” x 10” white mat.

  • What will your grand opening be like?

    Not how we originally imagined! Due to the state of the world, this will likely be a private shopping appointment or a virtual shopping appointment. Virtual shopping appointments involve a video studio tour with the opportunity to purchase any merchandise in the store.

  • How can I use my gift card

    Gifts cards are sent via email and can be used online to purchase Lunch City Studio products or in-person to shop all our brick + mortar inventory.

  • What is a Custom Color Palette Print?

    Check out our Color Palette Prints on our website and commission your own 8” x 10” or 11” x 14” palette! Select a state, city, town or any place and provide a list of 25 icons. Courtney will create your custom color palette.

Alyse Richard
04/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Melissa Colbert
04/05/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Karen Cahn
04/01/2021
Tree, Sticker + Cards
$25
Kate Anderson
04/01/2021
Tree, Sticker + Cards
$25
Fiona McCarey
04/01/2021
Tree, Sticker, Cards + Print
$50
Nicole Prezioso
03/31/2021
Tree, Sticker, Cards + Print
$50
Cameron
03/31/2021
Tree, Sticker, Cards + Print
$50
Adam briere
03/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$60
03/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1
Ryan
03/30/2021
All That + Framed Print
$150
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Tree, Sticker + Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 2 greeting cards
See FAQ for details.

21 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Tree, Sticker, Cards + Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 2 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
All that + More Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 5 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

1 Supporter
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100.00 USD
All That + More Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
All That + Framed Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ a framed 8” x 10” or 11" x 14" print
+ an invite to our opening
See FAQ for details.

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6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
All That + Gift Card

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ a framed 8” x 10” or 11" x 14" print
+ an invite to our opening
+ a $50 gift card
See FAQ for details.

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7 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Framed Custom Color Palette Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 5 greeting cards
+ a framed 8" x 10" or 11" x 14" custom color palette print
+ an invite to our opening
See FAQ for details.

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4 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

16 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Tree, Sticker + Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 2 greeting cards
See FAQ for details.

21 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Tree, Sticker, Cards + Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 2 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
All that + More Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 5 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
All That + More Cards

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ an 8” x 10” print
See FAQ for details.

9 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
All That + Framed Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ a framed 8” x 10” or 11" x 14" print
+ an invite to our opening
See FAQ for details.

19 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
All That + Gift Card

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 10 greeting cards
+ a framed 8” x 10” or 11" x 14" print
+ an invite to our opening
+ a $50 gift card
See FAQ for details.

18 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Framed Custom Color Palette Print

We will plant a tree and send you:
+ a personalized thank you note
+ a newly designed sticker
+ 5 greeting cards
+ a framed 8" x 10" or 11" x 14" custom color palette print
+ an invite to our opening
See FAQ for details.

1 Left
4 Supporters
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