I have had a lot of great requests from people on what they want. I know that I will need to make eclairs and croissants, as well as my gluten-free cupcake line. Also my Autumn Salad (pictured left), my chili and gluten-free corn bread and my soups. We will have my quiches and blintzes for Saturday brunch, along with my baked stuffed French toast (both savory and sweet). Keep in mind we won’t have a stove top. We will only have ovens and crocks to cook soups, so I won’t be flipping burgers or frying eggs. But hey, we have plenty of places in town doing that.
My food is my art and the plate my palette. I like to create new dishes, put new twists on old favorites. So if you tell me the kinds of foods you like, I will find a new but tasty way to present it. So talk to me. Tell me what your favorites are.
Check out our donor levels to the left of this post. We have some great incentives, but I think the biggest is simply the food
Who wouldn’t want to come and enjoy some food and coffee while relaxing with friends, meeting on business, playing games with family, or just relaxing? You, our public, told us that is exactly what you want and we want to give it to you. So, help us build your perfect hang-out space. We have awesome incentives (see the side bar on the left or the post above), but we have decided to add just one more incentive to make it extra special. The first 50 people to donate $100 or more will, in addition to the already cool things, be invited to a private grand opening VIP party filled with delicious treats and drinks, as well as live entertainment! Yes, you heard that right, more free food AND live music before anyone else gets to try it.
So, make your tax deductible donation today to build YOUR downtown bakery/cafe. Your taste buds will thank you, and so will your friends.
I just can’t help myself. When I was 18 months old I was watching my great, great Aunt Marion make a pie and a roast for dinner and decided that is what I wanted to do with my life. And food has been my art and my passion ever since.
To feed my passion, and the public’s seemingly insatiable desire for my food, we are installing a coffee house which will include freshly baked pastries, my soups and salads, and other tasty treats. We will serve some of your favorites, like my scones, eclairs and danish. We will also do Saturday brunch with my fluffy quiche, baked stuffed French toast and savory breakfast casserole. We will have French pressed and cold brewed organic coffees, as well as organic teas and maybe a favorite drink or two.
So, what do we need to make this happen? Well, here are some of the thing we need to start:
- A handicapped accessible bathroom
- Double ovens for baking those yummy treats
- A grease trap (just something that keeps the junk out of the water system)
- Kitchen supplies like a mixer, food processor
- More tables and chairs, because we know you’re going to want to hang out in here
- Some electrical boxes relocated
What can you do to help? You can do two things:
- Donate your services (architectural renderings, plumbing, electrical)
- Donate your money (plastic, paper, as long as it’s real )
A $10 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page.
A $25 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page and a free pastry.
A $50 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page and a free main course.
A $100 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook and a meal and dessert for two.
A $250 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page, a meal and dessert for two and a bakers dozen of pastries.
A $500 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page, a meal and dessert for two, a baker’s dozen of pastries and a 10% discount for a year at the art center on any artwork or classes.
A $1,000 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page, a 10% discount for a year at the art center on any artwork or classes, and a private party for you and 10 of your closest friends which will include an entree, a dessert and non-alcoholic beverages for everyone in the group.
A $5,000 donation gets you a thank you on our facebook page, a 10% discount for a year at the art center on any artwork or classes, a private party for you and 50 of your closest friends which will include an entree, a dessert and non-alcoholic beverages for everyone in the group AND your company’s logo as a sponsor on our website and all advertising for the next year. This is an incredible deal for a big business to use for a company party.
Neal Fox is an amazing individual. He has won numerous awards for composing and is in film festivals with his highly creative and though-provoking film The Conspiracy Project.
It is impossible to categorize this film. Part documentary, part musical and part political parody, this piece is entertains and stimulates the mind all at once. It doesn’t tell you how to think, it just encourages you to think.
The screening is being held this Saturday, June 27th at 7:00. Seating is limited, so you need to RSVP by either calling the art center at 727-240-1321 or RSVP on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/462702150564431/
Many people have asked what the plan is for the center in regards to the arts. We intend to have all artists represented, from visual arts, to performing arts, musicians to writers and poets. We have artists who create incredible pieces of art furniture, artists who create wearable art, etc. We do have a selection committee and artists wishing to have their works there will need to show competence in their field of work. Those artists aspiring to improve their level of competence will find classes and mentors to help them achieve their goals. There will be professional performances, as well as showcases to help encourage our blossoming artists. There will be something for professionals and those just starting alike.
For more information on how you can be involved, please use the contact form.
Well, we had a very productive weekend this last week and broke ground on the renovations for the arts center. We exposed the brick along the left wall and cleaned up our mess. It really helped to open up the space and the exposed brick looks awesome! So great to start to see the vision starting to come through.
Thanks to Angel, Kerry, Remy, Fredrick, Angel and Joyce for all of your very hard work, and to my wonderful husband Larry for doing all of the running and keeping us all fed.
Just to give everyone an idea of where we are headed with this, the brick will remain exposed, we will exposing the original tin ceiling and the floors are being stripped down to the concrete and the concrete stained. When it’s done it will look something like this:
Our next phase is going to require us to have materials testing done and some permits pulled, so we are on hold until we can raise a little money to continue. We have a lot of volunteers to help us keep costs down, but some can’t be avoided. Small donations add up to big ones quickly, so please help with what you can
We are all very excited about the beginning of this journey and the transformation of the space. Every person’s contribution to the art center is valuable, no matter how big or small. And your help is very much needed and wanted. Next weekend on the 13th and 14th of December we will be beginning the demo of the space. We are removing old plaster to expose the brick, two false ceilings to get back to the original tin, and if there is time we will be removing the old flooring. I will be cooking and providing food (lunch and snacks) and water for all of the volunteers, so come on down between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and have some fun ripping the place apart!