For every $20 given, supporters may choose a fused blue cat pendant. We'll put a magnet or bale on it for you so you can wear or display as you wish!
As of October 27, 2019, we've raised $960.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to lend your support and give a blue cat a home!
Every fall, mid-August to mid-December, Blue Cat will offer an internship opportunity to a college junior or senior with relevant experience/education interested in learning about how a small creative business operates, gaining or sharpening skills to further their career education. Blue Cat will work out a schedule with the selected intern for 6-10 hours a week. Blue Cat hired its first intern during Fall 2018. The intern gained experience with promoting and hanging exhibits in the gallery, with creating and overseeing the Gift Shop Gallery display, and with attending to various studio and gallery tasks such as assisting patrons with purchases.
As a crowdfunding endeavor, this effort asks you to support something that is good for the community. Hiring an intern is one of the largest expenses associated with being able to keep the gallery and studio open on a consistent basis, adding to the cultural atmosphere of the community. Having consistent hours means that we can meet expectations of out-of-town and local visitors to downtown Wayne. An art gallery and studio is a unique asset in a small rural town, and contributes to Wayne being a place that draws people to it. As an internship, this also provides an opportunity for growth to a Wayne State College student each year, strengthening the experiences the community can offer to students who choose to earn their degree here. Blue Cat exists as a labor of love created by Carolyn Albracht, assistant professor of art education at Wayne State College. The business is a sole-proprietorship and aims to break even with the expenses required to operate it.
Click the PayPal button above to use a credit or debit card to support the fall internship program and to give a blue cat a home. ($3 is automatically added for shipping to out-of-town supporters. If you are local, come on into the studio and we'll help you out.)
Email email@example.com to make arrangements to select and receive your blue cat pendant or magnet.