The Waxwing, an artist consignment shop, will move to a new, larger location on the East Side and to make this dream a reality owner Steph Davies has created a Kickstarter campaign.
When Davies opened Waxwing in the Shorewood location three years ago, the proceeds from a Kickstarter campaign enabled her to hire a Milwaukee artist to create a handmade sign. She hopes to raise funds again so she can provide a new space for even more artists to sell their work as well as a small performance venue for local musicians.
The East Side location is brand new – on the corner of Oakland and North Avenues – and requires a full build-out, including flooring, electricity and shelving.
"We'll be doing much of the labor ourselves with the help of some of the artists in our space and we'll be supporting other local businesses as much as we can when it comes to building materials," Davies writes on her Kickstarter page. "Your pledges will help take the edge off the high buildout costs."
All contributors will receive a reward in the form of limited edition items, original artwork, T-shirts and more. "All items are produced by artists from our shop and represent some of the work we're so privileged to showcase," says Davies.
The Waxwing, hopefully, will open in time for 2015 holiday shopping.
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