The ArtBar

is creating monthly low-brow pop-up art shows.

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patrons

ArtBar is a local pop-up art gallery.

 At least, on paper. In reality, it's quite a bit more than that. A pop-up art gallery creates a space for artists to sell their work and takes a commission. ArtBar doesn't take a commission. Ever. Everything an artist makes, they take home (or blow on beer at the show, whatever). Every month, on the first Friday, we portion off a section of the Two Brothers Roundhouse. Curated art hangs for sale, and the room fills with artists and art lovers. People talk shop, techniques are shared, drinks are had and occasionally art is sold. That's more than a pop-up art gallery.

ArtBar is a community. We recruit and nurture artists from around Aurora, Illinois and nearby cities and suburbs. We organize individual artist shows to feature a specific artist's style and place those next door to the First Friday show. We link up with community groups and put art to work improving our city. Artists get to know each other outside of the show and when a person needs something, artists show up.

ArtBar is volunteer-run. No one's getting paid. We do this only because we want art to always be a part of Aurora's heart. We put our own time, money and sanity on the line because we love this thing that's grown for so long.

This Patreon exists only because we want to make things bigger and better. More lights, better wallspaces, signs, paid promotion to let more people know about the art. All the things you need money to do. 

By giving to ArtBar, you're getting more ArtBar. Bigger ArtBar. Better ArtBar. 
Tiers
ArtCub
$5 or more per month
Every show, we'll have a free postcard print waiting for you as thanks for supporting us.


Come to the Prints Table and check in to claim your awesome postcard print. High-fives are encouraged.

ArtBear
$10 or more per month
Get everything the ArtCubs get PLUS a variant show poster signed by the artist.


Pick up your variant poster at the Prints Table!

ArtDireBear
$15 or more per month
Get postcards prints and variant signed show posters and folks who are subscribed for at least 3 months get an ArtBar Season Finale T-shirt.


The T-shirts are awarded at Season Finales, you'll have to attend to pick it up.

ArtBar is a local pop-up art gallery.

 At least, on paper. In reality, it's quite a bit more than that. A pop-up art gallery creates a space for artists to sell their work and takes a commission. ArtBar doesn't take a commission. Ever. Everything an artist makes, they take home (or blow on beer at the show, whatever). Every month, on the first Friday, we portion off a section of the Two Brothers Roundhouse. Curated art hangs for sale, and the room fills with artists and art lovers. People talk shop, techniques are shared, drinks are had and occasionally art is sold. That's more than a pop-up art gallery.

ArtBar is a community. We recruit and nurture artists from around Aurora, Illinois and nearby cities and suburbs. We organize individual artist shows to feature a specific artist's style and place those next door to the First Friday show. We link up with community groups and put art to work improving our city. Artists get to know each other outside of the show and when a person needs something, artists show up.

ArtBar is volunteer-run. No one's getting paid. We do this only because we want art to always be a part of Aurora's heart. We put our own time, money and sanity on the line because we love this thing that's grown for so long.

This Patreon exists only because we want to make things bigger and better. More lights, better wallspaces, signs, paid promotion to let more people know about the art. All the things you need money to do. 

By giving to ArtBar, you're getting more ArtBar. Bigger ArtBar. Better ArtBar. 

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Tiers
ArtCub
$5 or more per month
Every show, we'll have a free postcard print waiting for you as thanks for supporting us.


Come to the Prints Table and check in to claim your awesome postcard print. High-fives are encouraged.

ArtBear
$10 or more per month
Get everything the ArtCubs get PLUS a variant show poster signed by the artist.


Pick up your variant poster at the Prints Table!

ArtDireBear
$15 or more per month
Get postcards prints and variant signed show posters and folks who are subscribed for at least 3 months get an ArtBar Season Finale T-shirt.


The T-shirts are awarded at Season Finales, you'll have to attend to pick it up.