philanthropy in action: why you should support open space

we all have the responsibility to give back to our communities and support causes we find valuable.  there aren’t nearly enough spaces aimed at connecting and cultivating artists of color, so when i saw folasade adeoso’s instagram post seeking support for her newest venture, open space, i jumped at the opportunity.

as an artist and model, fola knows a lot about creating culturally significant spaces.  she and her business partner describe open space as “a month-long pop up retail space and gallery located in the lower east side of manhattan. it will facilitate new, emerging and innovative makers, artists and cultural enthusiasts in a single place. the pop up will feature a range of makers whose crafts include everything from handmade and vintage fashion to metalsmiths, to photography and fine art.” the best part: joining the pop up will be completely free for all artists featuring their work.

with your help, open space will be located at 89 avenue c, new york, ny from september 1st to 30th. celebrate black artists and their contribution to our society by making a donation to the kickstarter campaign.

pssst, if you donate $15 you’ll get folasade’s signed mini-print below!

fola mini

*all pics via instagram and tumblr

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