The Northeast Arts Commune | iFundWomen

The Northeast Arts Commune

Community-focused & collaborative, help support & construct Twin Cities' newest creative shared workspace.

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Project Ends on February 18, 2020

Project Description

The Northeast Arts Commune is a communal creative studio that hosts the necessary working space, tools/equipment, and storage to help keep artists, makers, and creative types on their grind. We offer 24:7 member access + wide variety of art classes & creative workshops open to the public.

Artists, makers, and creative types need a safe, effective, and affordable place to gather and create at any hour of the day. We're here to provide an innovative and accessible shared-space art studio that encourages and reinforces the natural creativity that lies in all of us.

HERE TO CULTIVATE: community & connection through creation

As Minneapolis continues to change both rapidly and dramatically we need to protect an affordable space for our community. Our area is full of makers with exciting creative ideas and not always the right tools or space to bring these dreams to fruition. We deserve an environment that is dedicated to making these ideas happen no matter where you are in your creative journey.

Commune Membership: $85 per month

Driven by shared neighborly values and a passion for a creative future.  Membership at The Northeast Arts Commune is access to a space like no other.   Supporting The Northeast Arts Commune is an investment both in your community and in yourself!

24-hour accessibility · 12,000 sq ft+ modern industrial studio · near Northeast Minneapolis Arts District · personal entry card · open communal working areas · smaller, more intimate shared working spaces · spacious tables & attractive lighting · spray booth access · dedicated, large open-face cubby for all members w/ lockers available for rent (+$5 per month) · drying & storage racks · small computer lab · show/sell your work in optional quarterly galley showings · members receive 10% off classes/workshops

Official membership is granted upon signing a studio rules contract passing a background check--creating a space that is safe for all of our members is our first priority.

Classes at The Northeast Arts Commune:

The Northeast Arts Commune thrives on the intent of discovering and bringing out the creativity that lies in all of us while connecting people through art + imagination.  Our space is designed to be multipurpose and our classes inspire and remind us of our ability to learn new things. Taught by local artists, we'll offer reoccurring and rotating classes of various mediums at price ranges from $12-$100+

The Northeast Arts Commune will also offer four membership add-ons:

Ceramics Access, Glass Fusing Access, Photography Studio Access, & Darkroom Access. These add-ons are designed with a creative in mind who already has prior background/skill in the desired area.


Ceramics Access: + $65 per month

Access to the pottery wheels in the communal space at any time as well as the wheels in the ceramics room, except at minimal posted hours when classes are taking place. Monthly clay/firing allowance.  The Northeast Arts Commune will run a regular firing schedule in which members can sign up to have their pieces fired. Some clay, glaze, and firing included in the membership price. Additional clay available for purchase.


Glass Fusing Access: +$65 per month

Access to the glass fusing storage space and lockers. Glass fusing passes come with a borrowed tool kit. Monthly glass/firing allowance + use of glass scraps.  The Northeast Arts Commune will run a regular firing schedule in which members can sign up to have their pieces fired. Some glass and firing are included in the membership price. Additional glass is available for purchase.


Darkroom Access: +$45 per month

Darkroom access--chemicals included. BYO photo paper.


Photography Studio Access: +$45 per month

Reoccurring scheduled solo studio time: 15 hours per month. Access to white syke, black photo background, and green screen.


 

open floorplan design  · high ceilings · warehouse style · secure entry · communal fridge & kitchenette area · various multi-purpose rooms/classrooms · 24/7 accessibility · 12,000 sq ft+ · modern industrial studio · near Northeast Minneapolis Arts District · space for 400+ members 

We can't sneak address specifics quite yet...but, the space we're looking at is located within this little black box:

    By the people for the people, The Northeast Arts Commune is a member-based studio, communal-working space, and a public classroom.  You'll help provide the community around the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District with a very needed space that doesn't exist yet.

    The Northeast Arts Commune looks to stimulate economic growth within the nearby arts community by creating a workspace for creatives to explore their passions alongside providing opportunities to show/sell their work.  And, by hiring local artists to teach our classes.  Our teaching team will be made up of artists with all sorts of different specialties and backgrounds.

    You can fund a grassroots community and help protect affordable access for artists to create.  The Northeast Arts Commune has been built on the principle of searching out local solutions and partnering with many small businesses to create our space.

    We want you to know the direct, wonderful, impact your money is making. We've carefully crunched the numbers and nailed down exactly what we need:

    There's an, about 8% fee that will be taken off the top of our $85,000 goal for iFundwomen + CC processing fees.  Something that's neat about iFundwomen is that they reinvest 20% of their crowdfunding fees back into amazing women lead projects on their platform. Your donation is a gift that keeps on giving!

    Our projected buildout cost is $100,000+. The building owner is helping us, initially, in funding a hefty portion of the buildout. (that cost will be tacked onto our monthly rent, of course)

    We're looking to put down $30,000 to finish negotiating/signing our lease + downpayment on buildout costs.  Then, we'll have about $48,000 to secure the various equipment & supply needs and other start-up costs.

     

    The true power of The Northeast Arts Commune resides within our community.  We want our students and members to feel as much a part of building The Northeast Arts Commune as we do.   We’ve partnered with iFundWomen to get the job done right.


    The Northeast Arts Commune Stickers:

     


     

    The Northeast Arts Commune is possible all thanks to you!  There are plenty of ways to get involved.  We are committed to building this creative space with the people who want us to exist. If you're an interested local this is your chance to influence how we build our community. Please, hit us up! :)

    You can support us effectively AND instantaneously by simply spreading the word. Please, hit that share button and let a creative in your life know the down-low of what's going on!

    Check out our website for more local ways to get involved.  Stay up to date on all things NE arts commune--sign up for our newsletter here.   Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Soundcloud.  We love to see what creative processes you're working on and what inspires you! 

    Thanks so much for your interest and support!! We are so excited to create with you SOON at The Northeast Arts Commune 🙏

    Read more about our team here.

    The Project FAQs

    What are The Northeast Arts Commune hours? Our members will have 24-hour access to the space. Our classes, that are open to the public, will be offered at various times and days depending on which class.  We will have daytime, evening and weekend class options.  

    What are the age requirements? Memberships are available to those 18+.  Our monthly open house events will be open to all ages and we're also excited to offer various rotating classes for adults and children alike.

    What's the parking situation like? Choosing a location with ample parking was a top priority.  Free parking in the lot next to the building with free parking on streets nearby as well.  

    Why are you called The Northeast Arts Commune but you're opening in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood?? We looked for about 11 months for a location in Northeast MPLS with no success. 😰 A few places were interested in having us but did not have enough parking to spare. When we fiiiiinally found this location in Marcy-Holmes we were already LLCed under ‘The Northeast Arts Commune LLC’ for about a year. :/  Our plan was to ask our members if they would prefer to rename it ‘The Minneapolis Arts Commune’ once we have folks signed up. What do you think??  Let us know at info@thenortheastartscommune.com

    Can members bring guests to The Northeast Arts Commune?  To protect our members and the fluid working environment, members are not allowed to bring guests. **EXCEPT for the guest of photography studio member doing a shoot** We'd love for your guest to check us out for a class or visit our monthly open house.

    Can I come see the space when you open?  Yes!  Please do,  Get the first peak by purchasing a ticket to our VIP party.  Come take a class. Otherwise, please check us out at our monthly open house.

    Are outside food and beverages allowed in the space? You can get hungry sometimes while creating, ya know??!  Yes, outside food and beverages are ok.  Members will have access to a small kitchenette area.  Food and beverage rules will be clearly stated in the membership agreement. 

    How can I get my membership card? About a month before we open we'll host a couple of membership mixers where you can get a quick tour of the space and pick up your ID card 

    How can I purchase a membership add on?  All membership add on's include a various monthly material budget.  You'll pay for this add on monthly once we open.

    Are there any fitness classes I can take in the space?  Our classrooms are designed to be multipurpose and we've chatted with a few instructors about offering yoga/fitness classes.  More info to come soon! 

    Do you have any partnerships with other local businesses? Our idea is collaboration over competition. As a member, your ties with The Northeast Arts Commune are long-lasting and far-reaching.

    Can I gift a membership or reward?  Heck yes!  Thinking of a creative in your life that could benefit?  Offered perks for supporting The Northeast Arts Commune make great gifts. Providing access to this community is an opportunity for the creative type in your life to further develop, network and connect. You are able to put any of our rewards in another person's name. 

    Have a question we didn't answer? Email us at info@thenortheastartscommune.com

    anonymous
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    Alauna Hagerty
    12/06/2019
    Lake Superior Agates
    $45
    Mandie Masse
    12/05/2019
    Name Painted on Contributor Mural
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    Jim Vanderwal
    12/04/2019
    Lake Superior Agates
    $60
    Janet Tauer
    12/03/2019
    Monetary Contribution
    $20
    adam nelson
    12/03/2019
    Limited Edition Swag Package
    $50
    Vivian L. Tate
    12/03/2019
    Name Painted on Contributor Mural
    $10
    12/03/2019
    Name Painted on Contributor Mural
    $10
    Britany Jean
    12/03/2019
    Limited Edition Swag Package
    $40
    Taylor Koehn
    12/02/2019
    Limited Edition Swag Package
    $40
    $10
    Name Painted on Contributor Mural

    We'll hand-paint the name of your choosing on our contributors mural.  Thank you for your support in making this space happen!

    27 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $65
    UFO Print Package

    Signed 11x14 print by artist Hillary Long + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Your support is out of this world.  Thanks so much!  

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $40
    Limited Edition Swag Package

    Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  You're so good--baby, there ain't nobody better!  Thanks for your support!!

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    11 Supporters
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    $45
    Lake Superior Agates

    A handful of small agates of various sizes: approx 50.  At The Northeast Arts Commune, we appreciate nature as the very talented, OG artist she is.  These Lake Superior agates were handpicked by The Northeast Arts Commune's founder & entrepreneur-in-training in Moose Lake, Minnesota and polished at home + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Thanks for your contribution--you rock. 🤘

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    26 Left
    4 Supporters
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    $175
    Custom Portrait by Laura Hanson

    Custom portrait of you (or person of your choosing) on an 11x14 provided canvas or on a jacket you provide.  Check out more of Laura's work here.

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $395
    Founding Commune Membership : Six Months

    From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a founding commune member.  We could not do this without you and we are so pumped to start creating together!!  Six months of membership for the first six months we're open.  $115 in membership savings + $45 start-up fee included.

    PLUS

    • Northeast Arts Commune founding member t-shirt made locally + invite to our members only tye-dye party + 3 stickers.

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    Our founding membership fundraiser sale is for commune membership level, only.  Most of our monthly membership add-on's include a material cost and you'll be able to register for those closer to when we open.  If there's a membership add-on you're already pretty interested in feel free to let us know so we can start to get a rough headcount!  Thank you.

    0 Supporters
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    $725
    Founding Commune Membership : One Year

    Pledge deep!  Spring a little more cash now and save lots overall.  Thank you so much!  YOU are what makes The Northeast Arts Commune awesome.  We're excited to get to know you and create together!  Twelve months of commune membership for the first twelve months we're open.  $295 in membership savings + $45 start-up fee included. 

    PLUS

    • Northeast Arts Commune founding member t-shirt made locally + invite to our members only tye-dye party + 3 stickers.

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    Our founding membership fundraiser sale is for commune membership level, only.  Most of our monthly membership add-on's include a material cost and you'll be able to register for those closer to when we open.  If there's a membership add-on you're already interested in feel free to let us know so we can start to get a rough headcount!  Thank you.

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $125
    VIP Launch Party Tickets

    Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  

    Thanks so much for your support. We're super excited to show you the space you helped create!!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural. 

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $500
    Throw us a Bone on our Buildout Costs 🦴

    Thanks, dawg.  You are reBARKable!  You're serious about supporting local and the arts and it shows.  Thanks for helping us fund an important piece of what we need to get accomplished.  

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $250
    Classroom Contributor

    Classes at The Northeast Arts Commune, taught by local artists, makers, and creative types, inspire and remind us of our ability to learn new things.  Thanks for your help in providing the necessary classroom space.  We'll have roughly 7-8 total classrooms/specialty rooms.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $2,000
    Kiln Sponsorship

    Sponsor a portion of our kiln costs!  Thanks for helping to provide much-needed kiln access to artists in the community.  We're purchasing our kilns locally through Continental Clay--your support invests in two small businesses at once!   The kilns we are looking to purchase range in price from $1,600-$3,500+.  We plan to purchase one glass fusing kiln and two ceramics kilns.  Any additional funds raised would allow for additional kilns/cover other various ceramic equipment costs.

    • Local artist Laura Hanson has been commissioned to paint two 8x10 portraits of you (or person of your choosing) in honor of your generous donation.  One for you to keep and one to hang at The Northeast Arts Commune.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $3,750
    Sponsor an Entire Room

    You/your brand can sponsor one of our classrooms/specialty rooms!  We are so grateful for your care and investment in this community,  Your donation will help fund the buildout and equipment costs of one classroom/specialty room.

    • Local artist Laura Hanson has been commissioned to paint two 11x14 portraits of you (or person of your choosing) in honor of your generous donation.  One for you to keep and one to hang at The Northeast Arts Commune.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out 02/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $35
    Pin + Stickers

    Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibration + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Thanks so much!  

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    1 Supporter
    Select this reward

    Rewards

    $10
    Name Painted on Contributor Mural

    We'll hand-paint the name of your choosing on our contributors mural.  Thank you for your support in making this space happen!

    27 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $65
    UFO Print Package

    Signed 11x14 print by artist Hillary Long + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Your support is out of this world.  Thanks so much!  

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $40
    Limited Edition Swag Package

    Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  You're so good--baby, there ain't nobody better!  Thanks for your support!!

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    11 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $45
    Lake Superior Agates

    A handful of small agates of various sizes: approx 50.  At The Northeast Arts Commune, we appreciate nature as the very talented, OG artist she is.  These Lake Superior agates were handpicked by The Northeast Arts Commune's founder & entrepreneur-in-training in Moose Lake, Minnesota and polished at home + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Thanks for your contribution--you rock. 🤘

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    26 Left
    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $175
    Custom Portrait by Laura Hanson

    Custom portrait of you (or person of your choosing) on an 11x14 provided canvas or on a jacket you provide.  Check out more of Laura's work here.

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $395
    Founding Commune Membership : Six Months

    From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being a founding commune member.  We could not do this without you and we are so pumped to start creating together!!  Six months of membership for the first six months we're open.  $115 in membership savings + $45 start-up fee included.

    PLUS

    • Northeast Arts Commune founding member t-shirt made locally + invite to our members only tye-dye party + 3 stickers.

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    Our founding membership fundraiser sale is for commune membership level, only.  Most of our monthly membership add-on's include a material cost and you'll be able to register for those closer to when we open.  If there's a membership add-on you're already pretty interested in feel free to let us know so we can start to get a rough headcount!  Thank you.

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $725
    Founding Commune Membership : One Year

    Pledge deep!  Spring a little more cash now and save lots overall.  Thank you so much!  YOU are what makes The Northeast Arts Commune awesome.  We're excited to get to know you and create together!  Twelve months of commune membership for the first twelve months we're open.  $295 in membership savings + $45 start-up fee included. 

    PLUS

    • Northeast Arts Commune founding member t-shirt made locally + invite to our members only tye-dye party + 3 stickers.

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    Our founding membership fundraiser sale is for commune membership level, only.  Most of our monthly membership add-on's include a material cost and you'll be able to register for those closer to when we open.  If there's a membership add-on you're already interested in feel free to let us know so we can start to get a rough headcount!  Thank you.

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $125
    VIP Launch Party Tickets

    Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  

    Thanks so much for your support. We're super excited to show you the space you helped create!!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural. 

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $500
    Throw us a Bone on our Buildout Costs 🦴

    Thanks, dawg.  You are reBARKable!  You're serious about supporting local and the arts and it shows.  Thanks for helping us fund an important piece of what we need to get accomplished.  

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $250
    Classroom Contributor

    Classes at The Northeast Arts Commune, taught by local artists, makers, and creative types, inspire and remind us of our ability to learn new things.  Thanks for your help in providing the necessary classroom space.  We'll have roughly 7-8 total classrooms/specialty rooms.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out est. 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $2,000
    Kiln Sponsorship

    Sponsor a portion of our kiln costs!  Thanks for helping to provide much-needed kiln access to artists in the community.  We're purchasing our kilns locally through Continental Clay--your support invests in two small businesses at once!   The kilns we are looking to purchase range in price from $1,600-$3,500+.  We plan to purchase one glass fusing kiln and two ceramics kilns.  Any additional funds raised would allow for additional kilns/cover other various ceramic equipment costs.

    • Local artist Laura Hanson has been commissioned to paint two 8x10 portraits of you (or person of your choosing) in honor of your generous donation.  One for you to keep and one to hang at The Northeast Arts Commune.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out 03/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $3,750
    Sponsor an Entire Room

    You/your brand can sponsor one of our classrooms/specialty rooms!  We are so grateful for your care and investment in this community,  Your donation will help fund the buildout and equipment costs of one classroom/specialty room.

    • Local artist Laura Hanson has been commissioned to paint two 11x14 portraits of you (or person of your choosing) in honor of your generous donation.  One for you to keep and one to hang at The Northeast Arts Commune.

    • Limited edition The Northeast Arts Commune long sleeve made locally + 3 stickers.  

    • Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural and buildout superstars ⭐️ mural.

    • Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibrations.

    • Ticket for you + 1 to our VIP launch party.  We can't wait to give you a tour of what you helped bring to life!  Come to check out the studio....stay for the live music & live art + drinks and snacks on us.

    USPS priority shipping included.  Reward items mailed out 02/2020

    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $35
    Pin + Stickers

    Lowry bridge inspired limited edition logo pin designed by nofancypaint & made locally by Entheos Vibration + 3 stickers.  Name of your choosing handpainted on contributors mural.  Thanks so much!  

    USPS priority shipping included. (+$15 for international shipping)

    1 Supporter
    Select this reward