Sail into 2018 inspired with thoughts of leadership, relationship, authorship, worship,and more. Did you know that 'Goodship' means: kindness, a favor, and grace? Let's embark on that ship together
What a year, we have been busy doing what we do--advocating for creative growth and positive change with our mission to inspire creativity, courage and community with the arts. We have done this through providing platforms and opportunities for artists to try new things, make new things, and learn new things together with community. Like what we did together this last year:
WORKSHOPS--Over 10 artist led workshops!
7 GROUP EXHIBITIONS-featuring over 400 artists with over 98% identifying as female
2 CONCERTS, 3 READINGS, 1 LITERARY PUBLICATION, COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS & SOCIAL GATHERINGS, 2 CHILDRENS ARTS WORKSHOPS SERIES, STORY TELLING, 6 ARTIST & WRITER RESIDENCYS,ONLINE ARTS JOURNAL, PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOPS, A CHILDRENS EXHIBITION
PARTNERING FOR FUNDRAISING FOR COMMUNITY--Over 20k for PP!
Instar Lodge was founded under the pretense that it would operate for one year as a pop-up social arts project. When we reached our anniversary (August), we decided to carry on, as there was an incredible swell of community engagement and we were curious where it would lead. It has led us farther than we could have imagined, it has led us to NOW.
"So much gratitude for Instar Lodge! Gratitude for my artist residency, for a local community arts space that's invited me to teach, create, exhibit, and engage in this work of being an artist. Gratitude for the community Instar creates. For its stake in the Germantown community. For the vision to build, grow, and offer this space to our local community. And more. So much more.”
- Katrina Rodabaugh, Artist in residence, 2017