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Vallejo SOUP

Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:00 AM

ABOUT Vallejo SOUP is a microgranting potluck celebrating and empowering community projects in Vallejo. Each SOUP features a potluck at a unique venue in Vallejo, a local artist's work, community project presentations, lively conversations, and democracy in action as the participants vote to fund their favorite community projects. Everyone is welcome at SOUP, at whatever price they can afford. Pay-what-you-can to attend as any donation (suggested $5-20) will help fund community projects in Vallejo.During the event participants learn about four community projects. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and then answer four questions from the audience. While sharing the meal, participants have the opportunity to discuss which projects they think will most benefit the community before casting their votes. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the presenters go home with all of the money raised to carry out their projects. Winners come back to a future SOUP to report their project’s progress. While having a theme is not typical for SOUP, the next SOUP will be focused on projects that either beautify Vallejo or highlight beauty in Vallejo. Beauty is a major theme of this year's Visions of the Wild Festival, including an art show called ON BEAUTY which highlights the conservation of Doug Tompkins. The festival is matching SOUP donations up to a total of $1,000. SOUP is partnering with both the festival and the Vallejo Beautification Commission on these projects. The City of Vallejo recently issued a proclamation stating that it will participate in the national "And Beauty for All" campaign. Recognizing that beauty is often "in the eye of the beholder", we are defining the topic broadly to include the beauty of nature, our built environment, the arts and people. IF ANYTHING CAN SAVE THE WORLD, I’D PUT MY MONEY ON BEAUTY. — DOUGLAS R. TOMPKINS SCHEDULE Doors Open at 6pm Proposal Presentations at 630pm Dinner around 730pm Artist performance around 815pm Winners announced around 830pm POTLUCK SOUP is a potluck style meal. Please bring some food to share - your donations are greatly appreciated. Anything from soup, salad, dessert, to your favorite meal. If you bring a dish you receive 60 seconds to present to the audience on ANYTHING from the recipe to a song and dance to an idea to project in Vallejo. Sign up here to bring a dish: https://goo.gl/forms/eBW0pDJfvOWhwU612 SUBMIT A PROPOSAL SOUP is a great way to raise money, build community support and get connections to local resources that can help you carry out your project. The next SOUP will feature projects focused on beautification of Vallejo. Recognizing that beauty is often "in the eye of the beholder", we are defining the topic broadly to include the beauty of nature, our built environment, the arts and people.This might include public art, restoration, urban greening, clean up, etc. If you have questions please contact us. Proposal submissions close on June 19th at 11:59pm. Submit your Project here: https://goo.gl/forms/QcuTj3nfj1zsKz1s2 SIGN UP TO BE A FEATURED ARTIST Every SOUP Features an Artist. This is an opportunity to share your work, tell your story and expose the Vallejo community to the Arts. Proposal submissions close on June 19th at 11:59pm. Sign up here to be a featured artist: https://goo.gl/forms/9LA3vOsqg0FRAR2V2

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734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

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