Great news, Alchemists. This year's Alchemy Art Fundraiser was an absolute smashing success! This year the community raised $9,478 for art projects this year. Take a moment to let that sink in. In fact, take several. Wow! Last year, also a wild success, we raised $4,871 at the Fundraiser. So let's do some math... hmm... carry the 0... subdivide the vector product... We were just shy of DOUBLING the amount of funds raised from last year. That's absurd! Ridiculous! Amazing! Never in the history of the Alchemy Art Fundraiser have we seen such a dramatic increase in fundraising.
This just goes to show the grand visions that our artists have and the passion they have to share with us. This shows how dedicated our community is to supporting art at Alchemy. There is no way any of this could happen without our artists and the community that supports them, and the Alchemy Art and Art Fundraiser Team expresses our deepest gratitudes for everyone's support!
We also want to extend our gratitude for the generosity of all the artists that donated for the auction. Of the $9,478 total that was raised, the auction brought in $2,523! Another unprecedented jump in fundraising! As if we needed more evidence to show how important art is to this community. Thank you for the donations of not only your art, but the effort, materials, and years of the refinenement of your craft that were needed to make it happen.
More thanks to those of you that donated your tastey baked goods to this year's food effort. Hundreds of burners enjoyed your culinary delights, and we're thankful for your efforts! Kudos, gratitude, and a very, very loud THANK YOU! to the David Tyberg Jazz Autocracy for donating their time to keep our gate area smooth and cool with their silky jazz tunes. Finally, we would like to thank the UUCA for their as-smooth-as-it-could-possibly-be venue experience. The building managers and attendants went above and beyond in collaboration with us on making this the most successful Art Fundraiser yet.
We have a limited amount of schwag left over from the Fundraiser event. See our instructions here on how you can order it!
Below are the results from last weekend's event. Don't forget that the Online Fundraiser is next, starting Wednesday, June 17th and concluding on Wednesday, July 1st. So if you wanted to contribute to your favorite projects but couldn't make it to the event, there's your chance. Remember: funds collected online are "boosted" just like funds that are gathered at the event. Of the $25,000 provided by the FAI Events Committee for funding art at Alchemy this year, we have allocated $21,000 for Fund Boosting and $4,000 for Cross-Pollination Grants.
Secondary Funds consist of two types of funds. One set is funds donated to artists that chose to drop out of the fundraiser after they participated in last weekend's event. Another set is due to some participants not turning in their ballots at the event. These funds are distributed based on the votes that the projects received to keep in line with our community choice model of funding art.
Questions? Check out the Alchemy Art Fundraiser FAQ. Still not sure what's going on? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.