Arts Center East Annual Appeal
Your loyal support helps us to sustain and grow this wonderful arts center!
“Challenging” does not quite encompass the magnitude of what 2020 has brought to our communities, and Arts Center East has experienced these same struggles alongside our neighbors.
Upon physically shutting down in March, ACE took drastic steps to ensure our survival; Staff worked remotely, all in-house activities were either cancelled or postponed, and we pursued emergency funding opportunities.
Our organization faced the oncoming challenges head-on and quickly evolved by reimagining planned events as “Virtual Experiences.” These included juried art exhibits, poetry readings and writings, our Artisan Craft Fair, and more. These “Virtual Experiences” not only inspired artists to continue showcasing their creations, but it also gave you, our loyal supporters, the opportunity to experience beautiful art during this time when emotional, mental, and spiritual health is so vital.
As we slowly re-emerge and start to put the pieces back together, we look forward to reopening safely, starting with limited days and times in September and our Fall/Winter 2020 exhibition schedule is the perfect spot to come out from the cold to view the following: Connecticut Women Artists, Inc., a Virtual Student Art Showcase (works from students residing in Bolton, Coventry, and Vernon), ACE Member and Student shows, and Tables & Toasts which will coincide with our annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair!
Arts Center East has survived, but more importantly, with your dedication and support, we can THRIVE! Your generous donation will allow us to continue to be an important fixture within our community to the many individuals who enter our doors: volunteers, students, teachers, artists, crafters, musicians, performance attendees, exhibition enthusiast, and more! Your donation makes a big difference.
We are deeply grateful for your support.