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Our 2020 Annual Report

To say that 2020 was an unprecedented year would be quite the understatement. Regardless, we endured. After all, Epicenter is a non-profit that was founded during the great recession and in an isolated town of 952 people; we know how to pivot and adapt. Please view our 2020 Annual Report for all the exciting details!

Why This Place?

After over a decade of practice, Epicenter is curating reflections, criticisms, and examinations of our interdisciplinary design practice into a formal publication with the working title of Why This Place?: A Future-Forward Retrospective. In addition to our own writings, the collective publication will consist primarily of content generated by collaborators near and far, and explore …

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Meet Frontier Fellow Tadd Mecham

Photo: Melon Days 2019 photo booth. L to R: Ty, Tadd Mecham, Justin Queen, Maria Sykes, Sarah Burnett.  Grace Whatley: Hi Tadd! We’re so excited to safely resume the Frontier Fellowship after a long COVID hiatus, and with you, nonetheless! In a few sentences, can you tell readers a little bit about yourself? Where are …

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Rural and Proud T-shirt

New merch: Athena shirt

In addition to printing a new color of our current “Rural And Proud” classic t-shirt, we commissioned artist Megan Urban to design a limited edition shirt for Epicenter. Her explanation of the mysterious design: The patch-style of design is inspired by the Green River Launch Complex. I knew that there are some amazing patches for …

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Donate Today for Exclusive Swag!

Our in-house artist Grace Whatley has created limited, exclusive swag just in time for Giving Tuesday! Donation reward levels: Holographic raven sticker: $30+ Swasey’s Beach patch: $50+ Bundle (both): $75+ DONATE HERE   EMBROIDERED SWASEY’S BEACH PATCH Located 11 miles north of town, this river beach is framed by the Book Cliffs, with Gunnison Butte …

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Thank you, American Express!

American Express has granted $30,000 towards Epicenter’s “Serve-In-Place” project! This support is critical, and we are excited at the opportunity to compensate local volunteers for participation in our community development project. Serve-In-Place Since 2009, Epicenter has eagerly worked to address local challenges with as much imagination and determination as those tasks require, and Epicenter’s current …

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