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the thornwillow makers village

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capital campaign laying a foundation through craft and culture to change our community


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THE THORNWILLOW MAKERS VILLAGE

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laying a foundation through craft and culture to change our community


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hornwillow is located in Newburgh, New York, a beautiful Hudson River town that was home to George Washington during much of the Revolutionary War. Newburgh includes extraordinary architecture and landscape design, one of the first Edison plants, as well as the historic Ritz Theater, where Lucille Ball made her stage debut. In the 1950’s the city was celebrated in Look Magazine as the most beautiful city in America. In more recent history, however, Newburgh lost its manufacturing base and suffered a terrible economic collapse. Poverty, lack of hope, and civic neglect left Newburgh in decay. Thornwillow is committed to supporting manufacturing in America. We are dedicated to help transform the heart of Newburgh into a thriving hub of craft, culture, and community. In 2015, the thornwillow institute was founded to promote and perpetuate art and craftsmanship in all its forms, especially related to the written word. We believe that how we communicate and preserve ideas matters. Objects you can touch, keep, and give are central to the identity of our culture. These objects become the legacy of our society. They memorialize our values, triumphs, challenges, and dreams.


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ituated on the hudson river just 60 miles north of Manhattan, Newburgh is a city with enormous potential and yet significant challenges. The city once housed George Washington’s headquarters, and boasts the largest historic district in New York state, with scores of architecturally notable buildings. Newburgh, with a population of approximately 28,000, today is poised for change. The Makers Village is a transformative economic development and downtown revitalization initiative launched by The Thornwillow Institute. Sited within a complex of properties centered on South Lander Street, the project builds on the success of Thornwillow Press. Anchored by a century-old carriage house, it will include maker studios and fellowship residences, a bookstore café, a classroom lab, a gallery and event space, and more. Programs and partnerships have already begun and The Makers Village promises to advance Newburgh’s resurgence as one of New York’s most economically diverse and dynamic places.


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he carriage house on South Lander Street was built to serve city carriages as Newburgh boomed in the late nineteenth century. Then, after economic collapse, it was left abandoned for decades. Today, redevelopment of this historic space has begun, and it has played host to a number of groups looking to bring the arts to Newburgh. In 2018 alone, the English Concert In America performed Bach and Handel, Arts Mid-Hudson brought artists together to connect and collaborate, and artists of all stripes have used the space as a gallery to exhibit their work. All this in a building still to be developed. Imagine the life it can bring to this community once it has been. Development of the Carriage House will include: . A renovated gallery and event space . An audio/video studio . Artist studios, meeting spaces, makers classrooms and labs Opening the ground floor will create an inviting and fluid street front, activating The Makers Village and inviting visitors and commerce to Newburgh’s East End Historic District.


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he corner building at the intersection of Spring and South Lander Streets stood abandoned for many years. At long last, there is the opportunity to turn the space into Newburgh’s only bookstore. The city has been without a bookstore for decades, and is in real need of one. With a bookstore café occupying the first floor, alongside a meeting space for readings, workshops and music, the upper floors of the historic townhouse will be renovated into accommodations for artists and fellows. Already, The Thornwillow Institute has hosted artists and makers from across the world to come to Newburgh and create. Illustrator George Cochrane recently finished a massive project—a hand-lettered edition of Dante’s Inferno. With dedicated living and studio spaces, provided by The Makers Village, such endeavours and collaborations will be brought to new heights. Like the salons of Paris in the 1920’s, the corner building should prove the beating heart of Newburgh’s creative revival.


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ith the establishment of The Makers Village, The Thornwillow Institute will be able to fulfill its mission through expanded programming. Already, the programs we have hosted have brought new life to our community. With renovated and new spaces, we will be able to expand our impact dramatically, engaging both our own community and attracting visitors from afar. workshops and master classes job and career training internships with local schools fellowships artist and writer residencies art exhibitions concerts performances and screenings public readings town halls lectures publications


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ewburgh is in need of The Makers Village, a place where artists and thinkers can come together and collaborate. It is only possible with the development and renovation of spaces. The properties have been acquired, and now we need your help to turn them into more than just bricks and mortar. Your support of The Makers Village can be directed through many ways. From sponsoring a fellowship, to funding the renovation of a studio, to putting up shelves in the bookstore cafĂŠ, your help will make a difference in our community. When The Makers Village is a thriving hub of artistic and intellectual life, it will play a leading role in the revival of an entire city. We believe that the arts must play this role in any revival, and sure in this belief, we ask for you support. phase one: development of the carriage house Gallery and Event Space, Artist Studios, Shared Meeting Space, Makers Classroom and Lab, Audio and Video Studio development of the corner building Bookstore CafĂŠ, Space for Readings, Workshops and Fellowship Residences


the thornwillow institute 25 spring street newburgh, new york 12550 www.thornwillowinstitute.org institute@thornwillow.com (845) 569-8883


THE THORNWILLO W M AKER S VILLAGE A Place for Newburgh’s History, Craft, Community and Culture to Flourish CARRIAGE HOUSE, BOOKSTORE AND RESIDENCE NAMING OPPORTUNITIES By pledging your support to restore and activate these historic buildings, you will further The Thornwillow Institute’s mission and leave an enduring legacy. The Carriage House and Corner Building are two historic buildings at the heart of The Makers Village. Together they are approximately 15,000 square feet and are critical anchors for phase I of the project. Below is a list of opportunities to honor the contribution of your family, foundation, or company. NAMING OPPORTUNITIES gallery and event space - $250,000 - Name the primary public space that will create a ground floor entry and gateway to the Makers Village, and allow for programming that will feature art exhibitions, concerts, performances workshops and events. digital media & podcast studio - $100,000 - Name this transformative studio to support local artists, makers and storytellers throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as visiting fellows, artists and writers in residence and provide training and classes using the latest technology in video and audio recording. master class studio and lab - $50,000 - Name this studio and lab to grow the Institute fellowships, training programs and community workshops. fellowship residences - $50,000 - Name one of two beautifully renovated apartments to support the Institute’s celebrated fellowship program. These residences will support year-long programming and the ongoing work of artists and writers in residence. artist studios - $25,000 - Name one of 9 beautifully renovated studios on the upper floor of the Carriage House. sanctuary garden - $25,000 - Name this beautiful sanctuary garden in the heart of Newburgh’s East End. wayfinding signage - $15,000 - Name the signage for the Makers Village; help put this destination on the map in Newburgh. bookshelves - $5,000 - Name one of the bookshelves in Newburgh’s first independent bookstore in 50 years run by Thornwillow. PROGRAM NAMING OPPORTUNITIES Concert Series Fellowship Programs

Gallery Exhibitions Children’s Book Readings

Master Class Workshops Lectures & Symposia

all donors will receive special recognition on the donor wall, exclusive invitations to thornwillow’s events and a volume to commemorate the project. For more information regarding these naming opportunities and programming support, please contact institute@thornwillow.com 25 Spring Street, Newburgh, New York 12550 | institute@thornwillow.com | 845-569-8883


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