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Trunk Space Turns 10, Launches Indiegogo Campaign

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Liam and the Ladies at Trunk Space’s 9th birthday celebration, photo courtesy of Indiegogo

The Trunk Space, a Phoenix venue for all artists, opened its doors in 2004. In its nearly ten years of operation, it has allowed more than 400 artists to display their works at its bi-monthly art exhibits and opened up its stage for over 9,000 performance acts. To honor its decade annivesary, Trunk Space has started an Indiegogo campaign to fund Indie 500, a 10-day music festival featuring local and national acts, and the purchase of a new air-conditioning unit.

Those who have attended an event at the Space know that it is truly a do-it-yourself collaborative that is about the art and artists, more than anything. Co-owners Stephanie Carrico and JRC use the money that comes in to keep the venue’s doors open, and support the artists who make the Space come alive.

“Among the special things we’ve seen from inside this whirlwind is the realized potential of so many talented artists and musicians, and the connections Phoenix has made with similar creative communities in other states,” reads the Indiegogo campaign.

The Trunk Space is hoping to earn $15,000 by Feb. 24. The first $5,000 raised will go toward funding the Indie 500, which is scheduled to take place March 30 to April 8. The festival will feature acts from around the country who will perform a minimum of 500 songs over to 10-day event.

The next $10,000 will be used for the purchase and installment of a new air-conditioning unit. Arizona summers can be brutal and especially unforgiving in small and crowded spaces. Heat has been an ongoing problem for Trunk Space patrons and performers, not to mention the venue’s sound systems, computers and other electronics. “We have done this for 10 years, sweating gallons on many a summer night.  It’s time to cool things down.”

There are numerous perks for those who choose to contribute to the cause, such as: limited-edition letter press by Lisa Takata; special 10-year-anniversary posters by Kepi Ghoilie, Gregory Colson, Clay Martin and Ed Luce; recording session by Jalipaz at Audioconfusion; all-expense paid trip for two to the 10-day festival; a year-long pass to all TS shows.

Below, watch the fundraiser’s campaign video…

Learn more about the venue and its owners in The Spec‘s 2012 feature on the Space. If you’d like to support TS, spread the word about the campaign or make a contribution on the official campaign page.

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