Editor's note: I am a patron and supporter of Mi Vida and wholeheartedly recommend that you support their Kickstarter campaign.
Mi Vida is an independent gallery boutique that has provided a space for local artists to showcase and sell their products for the past seven years. Located in Highland Park, CA since 2011, Mi Vida has brought a much-needed strong, cultural and artistic vibe to York Blvd. during a vital time of transition for the neighborhood.
We are being proactive in the evolution happening in our community by creating our own history and firmly planting our roots in Highland Park. Our goal for the next five years is to share our artistic vision through larger product assortment, community workshop programming and a larger space for monthly exhibits.
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds towards improving our current space to meet the needs of our community. Once we are backed 100%, construction will begin and re-grand opening scheduled for Summer 2015.
Construction including materials will cost $5,000 to create our dream space. All work will be hand done by our in-house carpenters! We will convert front of store to a Community Reading Bar, add a Home D?®cor Department and curate new area where we can facilitate Art Workshop programming. Estimated $3,000 will be used towards equipment and supplies needed to operate new departments inside Mi Vida.
Our Hopes and Dreams
ÔÇó To share cultural knowledge and understanding through art by engaging our community. Our workshop programming will service the creative needs of the new generation of Highland Park artists and residents.
ÔÇó Preserve Highland Park! We want to bring awareness to the original beauty and culture of our community.
ÔÇó To build a higher level of interaction within our community by adding new departments to our existing space.
When you invest in Mi Vida, you invest in Highland Park!
Risks and challenges
Our entire existence has been a challenge and that has never stopped us, we are more than qualified!! Mi Vida has evolved through the economy crashing, personal obstacles, moving locations, gentrification, the list goes on....the love for our culture and community has always been our calm in any storm.
We are a familila and collectively work towards making our dreams into realities. Our talents are supported by YOU and that guides us everyday to always be our best!
Our passion fuels us to be accountable to the community of Highland Park. Now we are asking the same community to believe in our dream and help build a better experience in Highland Park by investing in ourselves and the community we serve.