committed to community and cultural engagement in Houston's historic Fifth Ward

About the Project

It has been an exciting first year here at the Mystic Lyon! We have enjoyed sharing our little corner of the world here on Lyons Avenue at Mystic Street through the artwork of our neighbor, the legendary Jesse Lott, Winter Collection 2016 Neighborhood Pop Up Shop, hosting Zine Fest Houston for their market and compilation release, and the still-on-view, out-of -this-world collage and light installation by artist Patrick Turk! We have also collaborated with Central City Co-op to offer organic food shares available for pick up each Wednesday.

HOW THIS ALL CAME ABOUT:
The Mystic Lyon has been a private studio for artist Emily Sloan for approximately four years. About three and a half years ago, she began inviting over neighbors for badminton, thus founding the Fifth Ward Badminton Club. While socializing and playing badminton, it often came up that people would like to see more art in the neighborhood. This led her to asking neighbor Jesse Lott to have a show in the front of the studio. His interchanging window installation remained on view around the clock from October 2016 through April 2017. 


HOW YOUR DONATION HELPS US:
The primary goal of our fundraising is to raise money for our window installations. This includes $500 honorariums for the artists creating installations, insurance, receptions, marketing, printing, lighting and much more. This summer, we also replaced the large window of the installation space which was a big and much needed upgrade.

We also need help with getting the space ready to host the public for events again. We received some damages from Hurricane Harvey including to our roof, ceiling, lights and electrical outlets. Additionally, we need to replace some wood and repaint affected areas. Similar to so many, we are still waiting on repairs.

To make these things happen, we have started this small fundraising campaign and are hoping you will help us. Thank you for considering donating to this project!

UPCOMING COLLABORATORS:
Selven O'Keef Jarmon, FotoFest, Sharon Kopriva
 
ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. Installations remain on view in and on the windows 24 hours a day. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, physical and metaphysical happenings, community coffees, organic food share deliveries, and events benefiting neighbor endeavors. It is also the home of the Fifth Ward Badminton Club.

GENERAL INFO:
Mystic Lyon
5017 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020
713-582-1198
mysticlyonprojects(at)gmail.com





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We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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$3,502.45 of $3,000 goal ⋅ ended 19 days ago
  • Donate $10 or more

    We'll list you as a supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $20 or more

    Receive a WWJLD (What would Jesse Lott do?) koozie!
    We'll list you as a supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Shipping address required, or available for pick-up at Mystic Lyon through December 2018.
    Amount over $1 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $30 or more

    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Shipping address required, or available for pick-up at Mystic Lyon through December 2018.
    Amount over $5 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Receive a Fifth Ward Badminton Club t-shirt! Please indicate S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Friend" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Shipping address required, or available for pick-up at Mystic Lyon through December 2018.
    Amount over $15 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project including window installation artist honorariums and installation costs!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Friend" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    Receive an Artist In Action catalog/book signed by Jesse Lott!
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    Receive a WWJLD (What would Jesse Lott do?) koozie!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Friend" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Shipping address required, or available for pick-up at Mystic Lyon through December 2018.
    (3 of 5 remaining)
    Amount over $26 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project including window installation artist honorariums and installation costs!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Patron" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    A trained gong therapist will create a gong session customized for your needs. This will involve an intake phone call followed by a session taking place at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX, 77020.
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Patron" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $55 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project including window installation artist honorariums and installation costs!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Benefactor" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Receive a private gong bath for your friends and you! This will take place at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020. Refreshments included. The Gong Mother will travel to you for an additional fee.
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Benefactor" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $105 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    A Certifiable Naptician will deliver a nap to you or your selected recipient within the city limits of Houston! Refreshments included. Makes a great gift!
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Benefactor" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $105 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project including window installation artist honorariums and installation costs!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Receive a small, folding wood sculpture (less than 1.5ft.) by Emily Sloan!
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $255 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $750 or more

    Receive a small, folding wood sculpture (less than 1.5ft.) by Emily Sloan!
    Receive a private gong bath for your friends and you (to take place at Mystic Lyon) OR a Mobile Nap Delivery (with Houston City Limits)!
    Receive a Fifth Ward Badminton Club t-shirt! (Please indicate S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.)
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society Benefactor" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $365 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $750 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project cover window installation artist honorariums, installation costs, marketing, maintenance, receptions and the occasional emergency!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society Benefactor" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Receive a small, folding wood sculpture (less than 1.5ft.) by Emily Sloan!
    Receive a Mobile Nap Delivery OR a Private Gong Bath for a group!
    Receive a Gong Therapy Session!
    Receive an Artist In Action catalog/book signed by Jesse Lott!
    Receive a Fifth Ward Badminton Club t-shirt! (Please indicate S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.)
    Receive a Mystic Lyon cloth bag!
    Receive a WWJLD (What would Jesse Lott do?) koozie!
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society Benefactor Patron Friend" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount over $436 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Make a FULLY tax deductible donation to help our project cover window installation artist honorariums, installation costs, marketing, maintenance, receptions and the occasional emergency! You may select this option more than once. (For example, donate twice to donate $2000, etc.)
    We'll list you as a "Mystical Society Benefactor Patron Friend" supporter in our newsletter throughout 2018!
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$502.45 to go. Every dollar helps.
$3,502.45 of $3,000 goal ⋅ ended 19 days ago

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    Jennie Ash
    19 days ago
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    Celia Eberle
    19 days ago
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    Anonymous
    22 days ago
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    Renata Lucia
    22 days ago
  • $107
    Robert Raney
    23 days ago
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    Bridgette Steele
    about 2 months ago
  • $107
    Catherine Anspon
    about 2 months ago
  • $26.75
    Rachel Gardner
    about 2 months ago
  • $53.50
    Kelly Moran
    about 2 months ago
  • $80.25
    in honor of Emily Sloan
    about 2 months ago
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    Jill Nepomnick
    about 2 months ago
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    Michael Golden
    about 2 months ago
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    Anonymous
    about 2 months ago
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    Ellen Martens
    about 2 months ago
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    gus kopriva
    about 2 months ago
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    Rob Greenstein
    about 2 months ago
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    donna perkins
    about 2 months ago
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    in honor of 2017
    about 2 months ago
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    Janet Phelps
    about 2 months ago
  • $53.50
    Jereann Chaney
    about 2 months ago
  • $10.70
    Gerry Larabee
    about 2 months ago
  • $10
    Match from City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
    about 2 months ago
  • $500
    in honor of Emily Sloan
    about 2 months ago
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    Match from City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
    about 2 months ago
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    in honor of Love, J.B.S.
    about 2 months ago
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    Match from City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
    about 2 months ago
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    Candice Goodwin
    about 2 months ago
  • $250
    Match from City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance
    about 2 months ago
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