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Hintonburg Happening launching Indiegogo campaign

Hintonburg Happening is launching an Indiegogo campaign to support the future of this young festival.

Hintonburg Happening is a 9-day festival, which showcases Hintonburg and Wellington West with a celebration of music, live art, food and drink. The 2015 edition will be taking place May 1-May 9.

Anne Tessier and Summer Baird are planning a party for Somerset Square, June 21-29. Photo by Adam Feibel.

Anne Tessier and Summer Baird are planning a party for Somerset Square, June 21-29. Photo by Adam Feibel.

Indiegogo is crowd-funding website in which project owners have a set number of days to reach their funding target. Hintonburg Happening’s campaign is launching November 1 and will run until December 15.

Local businesses and residents have already donated “all sorts of amazing experiences and items that showcase their talents, their products, and their love for the community,” says Summer Baird, owner of the Hintonburg Public House and one of the festival’s organizers.

Indiegogo perks for donors include radio time on CHUO, the opportunity to create a signature cocktail for Hintonburg Public House, an original Daniel Martelock wall mural, gift certificates from local businesses, and more.

There will be a family friendly launch party to kick off the campaign at The Studio Cafe (1089 Somerset Street W.) on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. It will be an evening of online shopping, live art, snacks, and Beau’s beer. There will perks on display as well as a few special items for sale (cash only) that evening. 50 per cent of the funds raised through the sale of art will go back to the artist, with 50 per cent going to the festival. 100 per cent of the funds raised from the rest of the perks will go towards the festival.

The campaign will go live online on Nov. 1, at indiegogo.com/projects/hintonburg-happening.

 

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