As with many institutions, the Alternative Gallery has been severely impacted by our current health crisis. We’re now approaching 3 months without income and no opening in sight for music & entertainment venues. We’ve been forced to cancel ArtsFest 2020 as well as all live events for the foreseeable future. Without that income, there’s no way we can move forward on our own.
Even if we were able to fully re-open today, the impact of this situation has taken a significant financial toll and we wouldn't be able to remain open.
We’re asking for the support of our community so we can continue our mission!
This fundraiser will help cover our basic costs of operation for the next few months while we establish other funding sources and develop new methods. Everything helps, so even a donation of $1 is encouraged!
Our goal of $12k is the bare minimum for the AG to continue operating until the end of the year. Anything beyond that helps keep us around longer.
Art spaces and music venues will be needed more than ever before. With the support of our community we can continue doing our part to provide an outlet for a wide range of artists.
We're exploring new ways to host smaller events, virtual events & other options while we wait for things to fully re-open.
We'll work with our organizers to re-schedule all canceled events as well as book many new ones, including outdoor events across the city.
And though ArtsFest isn't happening this year, we would love to bring it back in the (very) near future!
Future projects by the AG include creating an arts district, reviving an old neighborhood theater, building a large community garden, and establishing a long-term archive for cultural preservation.
All of this in addition to the continued work we've been doing for nearly a decade.
Our goal is to remain a permanent instituion in the Lehigh Vallery & beyond. With the help of our community we can do just that!
Please consider supporting this critical grassroots organization that so many have come to rely on.
We encourage you to share your stories, photos & videos from your experiences at the Alternative Gallery, ArtsFest or anything else we’ve been a part of over the years. We look forward to opening our doors once again and celebrating the arts!
Brandon Wunder - Gallery Director & Founder
Please take a moment to watch a short documentary on the AG, directed by Katie McDonald.