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Movin' on up

Recently, I made it to work just in time to snap a quick pic of the below before it was studded over in anticipation of a new gallery wall. As the reality of Verge's progress settles into all of us it is now the past that seems unreal. In the late spring of 2010 right after Verge took possesion of the building we hatched the crazy idea of hosting a rummage sale to keep the place afloat as we raised funds to reopen the building.

The initiative for this scheme was symbolically launched by designating an area under the mezzanine to begin collecting donations. Thus began the first of 3 "Jumble Sales" and I thank god we closed the book on the last one in the fall of 2012. To anyone out there starting a non-profit trust me when I say a rummage sale is a real mixed blessing. That said, it worked, and efforts like those along with myriad other hairbrained schemes got us to the where we are now. 

Where we are is in a newly painted, carpet cleaned, HEATED, and furnished office! 

Goodbye hideous skin-tag-colored walls!

And filthy, filthy carpet. There was a warped catharsis in changing this silty fill tank about 49 times. 

Progress!

Our fearless board president hard at work.

Rich our contractor painting the office door black with oil based paint after I had already painted half the door with waterbased. These sorts of hijinx keep it interesting or something like that... 

We mined the various donated cans of paint we've received over the years to come up with the color for our other door. In the absence of a window atleast the sliding warehouse door is sky colored. 

Mission completed and surveying our progress before the big clean up.

Meanwhile in the gallery our buddy Matt is lending his expertise on our new lighting system by measuring our lamps. Dig that groovy tenebrism why don't ya! (art nerd humor, what can I say?)

From now on our construction blog updates will be happening on this site. In order to handle more image heavy blog content while we worked to get our website upgraded we threw together a little blogger site which you can check out here. For other event news and updates check out the rest of the site and we'll see you at Verge in May!

TV Dinner 2- SOLD OUT!

Yes, Sacramento, TV Dinner is sold out! See you May 10th!

SOLD. OUT. Thanks, Sacramento!

(Procrastinators, keep an eye out on our site for possible ticket releases!)




Our grand (re)opening gala is happening Saturday, May 10th, and your support for this event will ensure the success of Verge's inaugural year of programming, the launch of our summer kids art camp, and exhibition programming. This year will include a silent auction and live auction, with artwork from Verge artists, as well as local and international contemporary artists, such as Stephen Kaltenbach. For those of you who remember 2012's TV Dinner, Chef Michael Thiemann of Mother will be back with another fantastic dinner for us. See you May 10th! 

WHAT: Western Health Advantage Presents: Verge Center for the Arts' Grand Opening, TV Dinner 2
WHEN: Saturday, May 10th (more details below)
WHERE: 625 S Street
TICKETS: $150 per person 

Cocktails and Silent Auction at 5pm.
Seating for dinner at 6:15pm.
Live Auction during dinner.

Sponsored by:
Gately Foundation/Gately Enterprises
Bank of Sacramento
Jeff E. Busch
Lumens Light & Living
RAM Companies
Ravel Rasmussen Properties
Sacramento City Council Members Steve Hansen and Steve Cohn
Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
David Sobon
Taylor's Market and Kitchen
WestCore Properties

 

Media Sponsors:
Inside Publications
Sactown Magazine 

Host Committee:
Phil and Ginny Cunningham
Gayle and Scott Govenar
Cheryl and Chris Holben
Allison Joe
Bob Miller and Gail Counts Miller
Catherine Ann Miller
Ali Nadimi
Carlin and Jim Naify
Gloria Naify
Libby and Kevin Sanchez
Jon Stevenson
American River Bank
Harsch Investment Properties
Liberty Mutual
Northern California Community Loan Fund
WestAmerica Bank

Be a Sponsor for TV DINNER II!

TV Dinner is coming back! Our grand (re)opening gala is happening May 10th, and your support for this event will ensure the success of Verge's inaugural year of programming, the launch of our summer kids art camp, and exhibition programming. Check out our sponsorship packages below to see which level best suits you, and be sure to mail in your form ASAP- this dinner is sure to sell out!

PLATINUM at $5,000 ($3,500 is tax deductible, 2 spots left)

  • 1 table (8 tickets) in a premier location
  • Recognition from the podium, in press releases, printed materials, Verge website
  • Full page acknowledgment in the dinner program
  • Private reception and tour for 16 people 
  • Acknowledgement in any advertisement for the event
  • Sponsor name as part of the official event name
  • Curator's Circle membership

BENEFACTOR at $3,000 ($2,400 is tax deductible)

  • 6 tickets
  • Recognition from the podium, in press releases, printed materials, Verge website
  • Full page acknowledgement in the dinner program
  • Private reception and tour for 12 people
  • Acknowledgement in any advertisement for the event
  • New Collector membership

PATRON at $1,500 ($1,200 is tax deductible)

  • 4 tickets
  • Recognition from the podium, in press releases, printed materials, Verge website
  • Half page acknowledgement in the dinner program
  • Private reception and tour for 8 people
  • Acknowledgement in any advertisement for the event
  • Dual membership

CONTRIBUTOR at $750 ($550 is tax deductible)

  • 2 tickets
  • Quarter page acknowledgement in the dinner program
  • Recognition in press releases, printed materials, Verge website
  • Dual membership 

HOST COMMITTEE at $550 ($395 is tax deductible)

  • 2 tickets
  • Recognition in press releases, printed materials, Verge website
  • Dual membership 

Be sure to print, fill out, and mail in your info and payment (click here for the sponsorship form) soon! Please make checks out to Verge Center for the Arts. Our mailing address is: 625 S Street, Sacramento CA 95811.

I BUILT VERGE

2013 is coming to a close, as Verge has while we continue on with renovations. But we have big things in store for 2014, so sign up for a membership now to ensure that you don't miss out on anything!

Becoming a member now will enable you to participate in behind the scenes programming including, hard hat tours, off-site lectures and art events, first look at our new resident artist studios, a preview of future programming in our new exhibition space, and advanced notice on programming through Verge's cultural partners. Signing up during construction grants you membership from construction through our first full year of operation. 

Visit http://vergeart.com/support to see what membership level best fits you, and become part of Sacramento's most exciting new art space!

Be sure to follow us on social media while we're under construction to see what's happening. Search for us with #ibuiltverge, #futureverge and #vergeart

Holiday Open House!

Come join us for our Holiday Open House, December 12th, 5pm - 8pm!

Tour our studios and do some Christmas shopping while checking out the progress at Verge. Enjoy light refreshments and be sure to keep an eye out for that troublemaking Krampus as well!

WHEN: Thursday, December 12th, 5pm - 8pm
WHERE: 625 S Street
ADMISSION: FREE for members, $5 for nonmembers 

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/229979837170049