ATTENTION, STEAMPUNKS: Arts Coalition Needs Your Help!

The Artifice Club is “a steampunk and retro-enthusiast artist collective” seeks to change it’s status from a for-profit operation to a 501(c)(3) Arts Non-Profit, so the club can further “foster, support, and create art.”

Some members of The Artifice Club. (Photo by Appleblossom Photography)

Some members of The Artifice Club. (Photo by Appleblossom Photography)

Started by renowned burlesque performer Talloolah Love and Steampunk DJ “Doctor Q”, The Artifice Club doesn’t just focus on the steampunk aesthetic — they also host numerous events, such as masquerades (from varying themes, from Steampunk to fairy tales) and speakeasys, complete with burlesque performers and ragtime jazz bands.

Burlesque dancer Lola Lesoleil performs at The Imperial Secret Society Speakeasy Event.  (Photo by YouAreRaven.com)

Burlesque dancer Lola Lesoleil performs at The Imperial Secret Society Speakeasy Event.
(Photo by YouAreRaven.com)

The Artifice Club has already surpassed its initial goal of $3,500, but for every dollar more that they raise, the collective can help nurture and promote other artists, such as producing gallery openings to sponsoring book tours to helping new bands book gigs.

Watch the video below and if you feel inclined to donate, you can do so here!

(Photo by Shaped Light Photography)

(Photo by Shaped Light Photography)

STEAMFest 2012, sponsored by The Artifice Club. (Photo by James Curtis Barger)

STEAMFest 2012, sponsored by The Artifice Club. (Photo by James Curtis Barger)