Art Shanty offers memberships; 'How to Use a Knife' at Mixed Blood

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Pamela Espeland Art Shanty Projects is trying something new: a membership program. A Kickstarter launched last Friday with a goal of raising $15,000. Rewards range from your name on the On-Ice print program to member events, an On-Ice Sneak Peek and your name on a shanty you sponsor. The aim of the program is to keep Art Shanty Projects free for visitors and to fairly compensate artists for their work designing, building and programing their shanties.Historically, Art Shanty Projects, like many arts organizations, has relied on grants.“We need to diversify our income stream so we can continue to support the artists with competitive wages,” community outreach director Tom Loftus said in a statement. Plus grants have become less...
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