As the wrapping paper settles amidst the semi-crushed bows and curled ribbons of the holiday season, we are ushered into the frenzy of the impending New Year celebration. Before one year is even officially over, we are assaulted with propaganda announcing the beginning of the next. It is with this knowledge of modernity that we met with the idea of our ongoing SAFTA project. The farmhouse at Firefly Farms is intended to provide a reprieve from the noise and influence of the modern rush. It provides area artists with the opportunity to work on, complete, and revise their projects at a pace which promotes success rather than efficiency.
We recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise the money necessary for completing this greatly anticipated temporary housing facility for such artists. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of January. Although we have devoted much time, energy, and resources to clearing fields, digging ponds, installing gates, fixing fences, rewiring, replumbing, tearing up floorboards and replacing them, and installing wallboard and fitted countertops, we still have some more renovations to complete before our spring residents arrive. Among our laundry list of duties are finishing the kitchen, adding central heat and air conditioning, painting, and installing a concrete pad for the basement.
With this in mind, we ask for your help this holiday season to finish this project. There are a variety of ways to donate to and support our cause-from claiming a perk from our campaign site or coming out to the farm yourself to help us with the renovations. Every donation helps. With 2013 coming to a close, we are excited what 2014 and our spring residencies have to offer.
Thank you all so much for your support during our first year!
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