Save NIMBY! Help The DIY Art Space Relocate After Their Fire

Help Save NIMBY

A few weeks back the DIY industrial art space NIMBY in Oakland had a fire, forcing the space to close. Snook and the artists who run this amazing community arts space have launched a massive campaign to move NIMBY to a new location and they looking for help in the form of monetary donations.

We are rolling out a campaign to make this move happen for NIMBY. The minimum amount of money we need for moving is $50,000. NIMBY must pay another $30,000 in rent to get up to the end of the lease. Then there are the NIMBY monthly expenses, the actual cost of moving itself, and development costs to get the new space set-up. All things considered $50,000 is a low ball number to get us started – but if we can raise that we know we can pull this off.

If 1,000 people donate $50 – we will reach our goal. Who remembers a Thanksgiving or a Christmas at NIMBY when you had nowhere else to go? An art piece created at NIMBY that gave you “one of those moments” on the playa? A time when Snook helped you with trucking, let you use his tools, gave you the part you were missing, fed you, or helped you out when you needed it? We only need 1,000 of you to step-up and donate. Snook and NIMBY have taken care of far more people than that over the past 5 years.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.