Dear Members and Patrons,
On behalf of the Art Center executive board, I want to thank you for your loyal and steadfast support during this most trying period. Your support, both verbally and financially, is a reminder of how much you value the Art Center and the opportunities it provides to the community. It is deeply appreciated.
Our commitment to you is that we will continue to work to keep your trust, and as circumstances allow, we will again provide opportunities for members and volunteers, and entertainment for our patrons.
When we made the decision to close Art Center activities last March, we also made the decision to restructure our finances to keep the Art Center a viable organization despite the significant loss of revenue. We have done that due to the generosity of our members and patrons, the cooperation of our mortgage holder to restructure our mortgage debt and a loan from the Small Business Administration.
While we still have to pay insurance, utilities and other necessary expenses, be have eliminated any discretionary expenses, deferred maintenance costs where this is possible, and reduced other operating expenses to a minimum.
While most of our adult programs are on hold, we have been able to continue our youth theater program, some of our painting groups are meeting, and the camera club has been very active using virtual meetings and holding virtual exhibitions
Looking forward to next year, as a vaccine becomes available and the number of cases of Covid-19 decline in the state and county, we plan to ramp up activities until we are operating all of our programs in as normal a fashion as possible.
Until then, we want to wish everyone a very happy holiday period, and we want to thank you for your continued support that has sustained your organization and helped it weather this rough period.
For the executive board