The space has been part of the Homewood community since 2013.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Donations to help repair the Homewood ArtHouse are nearing $100,000.

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The space has been part of the Homewood community since 2013.

Last weekend, it was badly damaged in a fire.

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Owner Vanessa German says the full effect of the fire and the community’s support hasn’t set in yet.

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“I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to feel all of those different things, but i feel this, the strangest mix of grief and gratitude at the same time,” German said.

Vanessa doesn’t live at the house but artist in residence does.

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She says the fire started in a bathroom and quickly spread throughout the second floor.