It’s been rough not having y’all visit us these past two years, but we’re hopeful that 2022 will be one for the books! Until then, let us send you a lil’ local love…
Our Wish You Were Here line for Giving Tuesday 2021 features work by Epicenter artists Summer Orr, Blair Sagan, Grace Whatley, Lisa Ward, and Jarod Hamm. Each item is meant to transport you to Green River, Utah– the typography is based on local signage, imagery includes historic images, and the items are inspired by our favorite local winter activities.
With this cozy retro-inspired sweatshirt, you’ll feel like you just drove up the dirt road to Swasey’s Beach for a late night campfire with the Epicenter crew. We’ll bring the firewood if you bring the hot cocoa! And while we’re out there, let’s keep our eyes peeled for Bighorns. From November through December, Desert Bighorn sheep go through “rut,” the mating season– a violent process where male rams butt their horns together.
Donation amount: $200
+ includes postcards and sticker/s
Limited edition print (50)
First come, first served on sizes S-XL
BELLA + CANVAS, Unisex Raglan Crewneck Sweatshirt in Ash
There are few things more nostalgic than a desert sunset. These prints, featuring a simplified version of artist Lisa Ward’s “Welcome to Green River” sign, invoke dusk just as the first stars appear in the sky. Each handmade print is totally unique, just like each desert sunset. We wish you were here for Sunset Club with us!
Donation amount: $100
+ includes bonus postcards + sticker/s
Limited edition (15 winter blues [left]; 15 summer warms [right])
8×10” linocut print
We’re a near constant fixture at the local basketball games in the winter. Get your very own Green River High inspired beanie and join us (in spirit) in the stands to cheer on our Pirates in the 2022 season and beyond! 10% of proceeds at this level go directly to the Green River High School athletics department. These beanies are made by a small American manufacturer that is currently understaffed like most businesses at this time; Note: these beanies will not ship until mid-January.
Donation amount: $75
+ includes bonus postcards and sticker/s
Adult “One Size Fits Most” and made with 100% acrylic yarn
Depending on who you are, ‘The Field Guide of Green River History & Culture’ may be a celebration of your own town or a glimpse into the life of this small desert community. Whatever the case, we hope this risograph printed publication provides a well-rounded narrative. The richness of Green River’s physical landscape is only rivaled by the richness of the stories that exist within it. Keep this guide for yourself or mail it to a friend using the address template on the back of the booklet.
Donation amount: $50
+ includes bonus postcards and sticker/s
37 pages – 8×5×0.2”
Great Blue Heron, Desert Bighorn Sheep, and the Channel Catfish, and historic images of the Crystal Geyser and the Melon Slice adorn our postcard pack. Frame them or send them to a friend who you think really needs to visit Green River, Utah in 2022.
Donation amount: $45
+ includes bonus sticker/s
Five matte 4”x6” postcards
This high quality vinyl bumper sticker (left; 6.25 x 3.25”) features the Channel Catfish which can be found in the Green. With this winter river fishin’ inspired design, you’ll be dreaming of peaceful, brisk days on the Green. Also included in the sticker bundle (limited to first 50 donations!) is a holographic vinyl sticker (right; 3×3″) that features the same design as our Desert Bighorn Sheep sweatshirt. We’ll include other surprise stickers in this bundle while supplies last.
Donation amount: $30 for a bundle
How will your donation be used?
Thanks to the tremendous support last year towards Canal Commons, all proceeds from our Giving Tuesday fundraiser will go directly towards our “smaller” 2022-23 endeavors such as:
Epicenter is working with a solar-power contractor to create a plan for Epicenter to install solar power on our main facility in 2022. The project will be funded in part by grants, all of which require private matching dollars— that’s where your donation comes in!
Pearl Baker Park, currently under construction, is the public component of Epicenter’s Canal Commons affordable housing development. Phase I of Canal Commons (five rental single-family units) is scheduled to break ground in early 2022 when we expect global supply chains to return to semi-normal. The park is named after Pearl Baker, a local legendary cowgirl, educator, writer, and artists. Much of the park project is funded, including a new Outdoor Classroom grant from the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation, but matching private funds are required in order to complete the educational signage, seating areas, meditative walking paths, native plant species, and pollinator habitats.
During the uncertainty of 2020-21, Epicenter chose to use these times as an opportunity to reach out to collaborators to reflect and expand on their past work with Epicenter. The forthcoming publication “Why This Place?: A Future-Forward Retrospective” is the product of these conversations and reflections, and is set to be released in early 2022.
From March 30 – April 1 of 2022, Epicenter will host its third Summit, a peer-run gathering of creative practitioners. This year’s theme is simply “Home.” Summit activities are to be determined in the coming weeks by the attendees, but typically include artist talks, group meals, film screenings, camping, and a community service project.
Other Ways to Give
Shop Our Online Store
Our classic Rural and Proud items (including new camo hats!) and more are available year round here.
To support Epicenter when you shop on Amazon, just login to your existing account through smile.amazon.com and select Epicenter as your charity of choice. Amazon will automatically donate .5% of your purchases to Epicenter at no cost to you! ⠀
Automatic Recurring Donations
For those who prefer monthly installments rather than one large annual donation, set up monthly donations to Epicenter here.
City Market / Kroger Community Rewards
Register your Kroger Family of Companies rewards card and link it to Epicenter (org number: 96434) here.
Send a Check
For our friends who detest giving their information online: Epicenter, P.O. Box 444, Green River UT 84525