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Anderson R
The Brownhoist, 4403 St Clair
(St Clair Superior)
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Over Halfway There!

the project

The Brownhoist is becoming a place of belonging: so many people are here, and so many projects are taking shape! But we're all creatives: the ideas may be unlimited but time, energy, and resources are not. We'd love your support as we build out these spaces for shared community use:

The Geekeasy: Movies, videogames, pinball and all things tech-y and fun. Our collaborators at Rush Company and Gamerhaven are taking the lead on this space.

The Garden: For the Love of Foliage is giving some love to our landscaping, adding native plants and perennials, trimming trees and brush, and tidying up the patio for parties.

Cork & Wax: Splice Cream Truck is installing a vinyl listening lounge for an immersive audio experience.

Art/Gym: We're relocating our workout facility to the high-ceilinged basement, and Loren Naji is designing picture rails for our art gallery. We would love help moving and cleaning and building as we prepare to host curated exhibitions!

Serenity Vault: An old-fashioned rest room: a place to relax, retreat, and recover. Whether you're nursing a baby or nursing a headache, this space offers comfort and quiet with changeable lighting, soundscapes and sensory equipment.

the steps

April 1: Start cleaning and demolition
May 1: Repair drywall, add wiring and plumbing upgrades, paint and upgrade flooring as needed
June 1: Move furniture and large equipment, finalize garden
July 1: Test systems, add signage and instructions, patio install
August 1: Internal soft launch for helpers and members
September 1: Invite the public in!

why we're doing it

Everyone needs a space to be fully human; our beautiful building offers space for creativity and community to collide. We share skills, knowledge and talent across disciplines and among all different art forms, building something new in the heart of Cleveland.


Brownhoist Summer Glow-Up


$500.00 Landscaping services 

$250.00 Native plants

$800.00 Moveable patio deck tiles

$200.00 Signage

$600.00 Storage Shed


Main Entrance: 

$150.00 Bike rack 


Basement Gym:

$250.00 Organizing services

$500.00 Cleaning services


Art Gallery:

$250.00 Rail system

$100.00 Adjustable hooks

$250.00 Carpentry services



$600.00 Electrician services

$200.00 Drywall


Serenity Vault:

$300.00 Sensory seating

$100.00 Sensory fidgets and toys


Cork & Wax

$500.00 Electrician services

$200.00 Specialty wall paint

$250.00 Moving services


Total: $6,000.00



ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A    $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4%    $122.45
TOTAL TO RAISE    $6,122.45
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    


Over Halfway There!

We are overjoyed to see the responses to the Summer Glow-up here at The Brownhoist! We have started working on clearing some of the spaces we plan to upgrade and we want to keep that momentum! Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! Please be sure to share this with your network, and be sure to come check out all the exciting events we have planned this year at The Brownhoist! 

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This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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