Tampa arts hub Labyrinth Studios could still use your help after fire-related damage

The fire happened at Blind Tiger, but the studio was flooded.

click to enlarge Labyrinth Studios in Tampa, Florida - Photo via labyrinth.tampa/Facebook
Photo via labyrinth.tampa/Facebook
Labyrinth Studios in Tampa, Florida
A Wednesday fire at Seminole Heights' Blind Tiger cafe has left its neighbor, Labyrinth Studios, in need of some help.

Labyrinth, located at 4306 N Florida Ave., has become a hub for Tampa's creative community over the last two years and most notably hosts the monthly Heightened Senses party. Inside, founder Ali Norman houses vintage printing presses alongside work by a slew from local artists who've come to know the studio as a safe place for seasoned, emerging and even brand-new artists to explore their craft.

As a result of the fight to put out the fire, Labyrinth became flooded and suffered extensive water damage. Norman was able to salvage a lot of the art, but needs at least $10,000 to help recoup and repair the damage. A GoFundMe hit that goal in less than 24 hours, but will remain open until next Friday.
"I am so touched by the outpouring of love and support from the community! As always I am full of GRATITUDE!!!! it’s been a scary and emotional time at @labyrinth.tampa, but you all have filled my heart with joy," Norman wrote on social media.

To help her make more money to rehab the shop, Norman will also be at Dysfunctional Grace's "Tabernacle of Oddities"—happening Saturday, Aug. 20 inside Orpheum located at 14802 N Nebraska Ave. in Tampa—where she'll prints from the shop.

She'll also stage another Heightened Senses party on Thursday, Aug. 25 to help advance the recovery.

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