OVER A DECADE AGO, thanks to the efforts and vision of dedicated volunteers and the Town of Vernon, our historic building began the journey from an unused schoolhouse to a multi-purpose arts center. Home to beautiful gallery spaces, busy classrooms, and live music and theatre performances, Arts Center East is the realization of a dream to be the premier arts destination east of the river. We serve not only our member artists, but the entire community with free and inexpensive arts programming.
With the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, Arts Center East is facing an unsettling and uncertain time. With our doors closed, we cannot offer our full array of art classes, gallery shows, craft sales, or performances. We have lost almost all sources or revenue to make us viable for the last two months and for the foreseeable future.
Arts Center East has responded to the shutdown with cost reductions, online exhibits and some virtual classes, but it is not enough for us to cover our monthly expenses. FUND FOR THE FUTURE was created to make sure that when this quarantine is lifted, we can once again to bring the arts to EVERYONE who enters our building. Please invest in our future.
On behalf of the Board and Staff of ACE, thank you for your kindness and generosity.