Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc. recently announced that it would be moving to a new location in downtown Jamestown. The relocation to the Lynn Building at 301 E. Second St. will provide the organization with nearly twice as much space, which is essential to help address the ever increasing number of students enrolling in the organization.
"Since its inception in 1998, Infinity's combination of arts education and mentorship has been a powerful and positive force in a great number of children's lives," said Shane Hawkins, Infinity's executive director. "This move and the 'Create a Home for Infinity' campaign will provide members of our community an opportunity to help secure Infinity's future for at least the next 20 years. We are grateful for the community's consistent support and for any help with this campaign, whether it is a donation of funding or materials, or volunteers."
The new location inside the Lynn Building will have to undergo an extensive renovation. As a result, Infinity is reaching out to the community to pitch in and offer help by announcing the Create a Home for Infinity campaign. The campaign will run from now until January with an overall fundraising goal of $225,000. The first portion of the campaign, seeking funding from local and regional foundations and other organizations, is already under way. The second portion of the campaign encourages civic groups, businesses, and individuals to join the campaign by making a monetary donation, providing building supplies, or volunteering time and labor.
From now until Sept. 10, donors can visit the crowdsourcing website IndieGoGo.com and make a financial donation in any amount of their choosing. Different rewards and incentives will be provided based on the amount of the donation. A goal of $25,000 has been set for the IndieGoGo portion of the campaign.
Even after the IndieGoGo campaign wraps up, donations will still be welcome through the remainder of the year. And just like the online crowdsourcing campaign, rewards and incentives will be provided for various donation levels.
Donations to the campaign can be made at any time and can either mailed to or dropped off at Infinity's current location at 115 E. Third St. in Jamestown. Checks can be made out to Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Inc. with "Relocation Fund" written in the memo section. Any donation amount is appreciated.
An official campaign kick off reception will also take place during the GAHU drum ensemble and Infinity Saxophone ensemble performance scheduled for Friday inside the Infinity Cafe.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the relocation project or wanting to offer help is invited to contact Infinity by calling 664-0991. Designs and blueprints for the new location have also been drafted and are available for viewing at Infinity's current location and also online at www.infinityperformingarts.org. To keep up with the Create a Home for Infinity campaign and to find a link to the campaign at IndieGoGo, visit www.Infinity2014.com.