Since its foundation in 2010 by burlesque performer Talloolah Love and steampunk DJ Doctor Q, The Artifice Club has put on some amazing events in Atlanta, including the Clockwork Cabaret, the Weird West Saloon, last year's Steamfest, and this year's Artifice Nights, which is planned to be a series of events and got started March 1 with a great show in midtown.
Now, the club wants to get bigger and better and take things even further. They want to expand beyond Atlanta and become a nonprofit arts coalition which will promote the work of steampunk and other retro artists, authors and performers who are inspired by the past and by the vision of a history that we create ourselves.
"We have hosted many a successful show...,“mixing the gears with the glamour and providing a place for artists to display their wares and costumers to see and be seen while enjoying some incredible live music and performances themed to the evening.," says Doctor Q,
"While we want to continue to produce large events locally, we also want to expand and share our vision with the world at large,” said Doctor Q. “To do so, we need to first raise the funds to help cover our legal and filings costs to make this transition into Non-Profit status. After we meet our first fund-raising goal, we have a series of overage goals in place to help us kick off our first show, rework our website, invest in long-term props and equipment, and begin to lay the foundation for a large arts festival in 2014.”
You can help The Artifice Club reach their goal and enjoy some amazing perks for doing so at Kickstarter. The project is already over halfway to its goal with 28 days remaining, so if you want to be a part of this and gain club membership, VIP admission to events, limited CDs, and more depending on your donation. It's a great club and a great cause, so get on board.
Visit the Kickstarter site for a great video and more information!