#keepTNfree: Celebrating 18 Years of Art+Community

Support the oldest currently running Asian American open mic space in the country.

Tuesday Night Project is the Asian American grassroots and volunteer-based organization that presents Tuesday Night Cafe, one of the longest-running free arts and performance series in downtown Los Angeles, and the oldest currently running Asian American open mic space in the country.

One the first and third Tuesday of every month, in the Aratani Courtyard of the Union Center for the Arts in Little Tokyo, you will find a passionate, positive space that serves Asian American/Pacific Islander artists. Now in its 18th year, Tuesday Night Cafe is a community institution, fueled by blood and sweat and art and love.

And that's why we need to pitch in to #KeepTNFree. Tuesday Night Project is in the throes of its annual fundraising campaign to sustain another year of art+community and keep this incredible, valuable community operation going. They have a goal to raise $12,000 by July 31. Can you help them out?

When you support Tuesday Night Project, you are joining a legacy of community members who have fought to create space for Asian American/Pacific Islander stories in Los Angeles.

Although Tuesday Night Project’s programs are free to the public and run by a devoted volunteer staff, your valuable contributions will go directly towards our hard operational costs, including (but not limited to):

- necessary sound engineering at every show
- crucial maintenance of our equipment and supplies
- food to fuel our staff, artists, and volunteers at our shows and meetings
- the expansion of archiving, digitizing, and making available (for free) 18 years of shows (that’s well over 450 hours of footage!)
- the many other costs that it takes to fund our shows, our workshops, our planning meetings, and our touring programs!
- the introduction of special, intimate programs to support our artists and community partnerships!

Tuesday Night Cafe is a community treasure. But as I write this, they are still well short of their fundraising goal with only a few days left. For further information, visit the Tuesday Night Project website and follow updates on Facebook. And please consider pitching in and making a donation here.

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