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Studio Store and Teaching Space

Community. Creation. Education

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Campaign Ends on May 28, 2023

Project Description

What?

SLA Studio is a woman owned, black owned studio in Indianapolis. The studio creates artful designs that are both functional and uplifting. My mission is to help communities make an impact by celebrating our differences through diverse and inclusive illustrations, products and services.

 

I am planning to open a studio/ store and I could use your help! SLA Studio is a space dedicated to promoting design and creativity, located in Indianapolis. The store will feature artwork and products created by me and other local artisans. The studio will also provide a space for creative workshops and classes. 

 
Who?

My work celebrates, preserves and uplifts black women and culture. My illustrations are bold, colorful and inspired by the uniqueness of dimensional skin tones and the deep emotion often expressed through my portraits I create. Not only do I create artwork for personal spaces but also for businesses and corporations. I have found that many companies are looking for ways to include diversity and inclusion in their marketing and gifting efforts but they don’t know where to begin. I am happy to say that I am solving that problem by offering not only illustration services for these companies but also ways to gift their employees with artwork and gifts that make them feel thought of and included.

 

Why?

My goal is to open a brick and mortar studio and store where I can teach classes and workshops as well as a space for other creatives to use. There will also be a store where customers can shop artwork and gifts by myself and other woman owned artisan’s designs. Currently, SLA designs can be found online, on wall art, stationary, apparel, gifts as well as murals and offerings of illustration and consultancy services. 

 

SLA Studio has worked with many local colleges and universities as well as the local Chamber of Commerce. The studio has also worked with a range of notable companies including: West Elm, Makers Mark, NCAA, Indy 500, Vuse, Nordstrom, Meijer, Jiffy Lube, PBS, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, SGR and more. My work has also been featured in The New York Times, Complex Magazine and several local publications. Not only am I creating a black owned, women owned enterprise, I am meaningfully impacting companies and communities by showcasing black and people of color in a way they haven't been seen before through my illustrations.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story, follow and support my efforts. Your support does not go unnoticed.

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Leslie Tarble
11/30/2022
Signed Beautiful Soul Coloring Book
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Oriana
11/17/2022
Indy Sticker
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11/17/2022
Signed Beautiful Soul Coloring Book
$100
Thomas Kneeland
11/17/2022
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Jamie Flood
11/17/2022
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Laura Martin
11/17/2022
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Shalina
11/17/2022
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Linda Calvin
11/13/2022
Signed Beautiful Soul Coloring Book
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John Moore
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Signed Beautiful Soul Coloring Book

A self care coloring book by artist and Illustrator Shaunt'e Lewis. With over 30 illustrations and affirmations.

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500.00 USD
I just want to see you win!

A gift because you believe in me and want to see me win! Because when one wins, we all win!!

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1,000.00 USD
The Game changer!

This reward will help in a huge way. It’s a game changer and you made it happen!

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