Side Street Studio Arts

is creating an outlet for the Elgin arts scene

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$1
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Thank you for finding us and supporting us! You'll get all of the patron-only posts and special surprises now and then. Your are helping to build an artistic community, and we couldn't do it without you. Thank you!

$5 suggested donation

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Thank you for coming! Side Street is built on the $5 suggested donation and has worked to create community one $5 suggested donation at a time. You are now part of that community. You are supporting a myriad of programs from free classes for young artists to our summer-long Battle of the Bands to our brand new Side Street Art Mobile, all happening in downtown Elgin, IL and beyond! You are here, and that is huge!  You'll get all of the patron-only posts. Your support is so very important to us. We make a dollar, even better five dollars, go a long way! Thank you for coming!

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$10
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We started Side Street, because we fell in love with our 15 Ziegler Ct. space. Our spaces are home, and they cost us a minimum of $10 per hour keep! Your $10 monthly contribution, helps to open the doors for up to 12 hours a year. Do you know what we can do with 12 hours in our space? That's 6 Drop-In Small Wonders sessions or 12 hours of free and open Gallery Hours or 12 Elgin Fringe Festival performances! 

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About Side Street Studio Arts

Side Street Studio Arts (SSSA) was founded in 2013 by Elgin residents Tanner Melvin and Erin Rehberg as an outlet for the Elgin arts scene. Side Street provides educational and creative resources and an inclusive space, run by artists. Side Street’s mission is to support the artist and artistic journey through collaboration. SSSA is an artistic, cultural, and social beacon for Elgin and beyond. In 2020 alone, SSSA hosted or produced:

18 visual art exhibitions
24 music performances (up 8 from 2018)
43 free or low-cost arts education events
24 live performing arts events
66+ hours of Community Moves arts education outreach programming
4 arts internships
1 artist-in-residence
29 Theater Productions
Umbrella organization for ELGBTQ+
7000+ Free Brown Bag Art Kits
4 Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Staff
provided 240+ hours of discounted and donated space for multiple fundraising events for area organizations and arts activities
produced the Elgin Fringe Festival with the City of Elgin
MADE – a one-of-a-kind arts retail collective in downtown Elgin
2 Elgin Community College Workforce Staff
Began working on the new Side Street Art Mobile
6 issues of the new arts advocacy zine The String
Goals
15 - reached! patrons
Can we get to 15 patrons by our 7th anniversary - March 1, 2020?!?!?!

If we do all 15 patrons will receive a 7th anniversary present!

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
18
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3
Writings

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