Help the Abingdon Square Painters Continue to Bring Art to the Community
On March 1 1948 an experiment began on the top floor of a tenement house just off Abingdon Square, at 407 Bleecker Street in New York city. On that day a newly-formed non-profit cooperative of artists and art students took up working residence in an effort to meet very practical needs, the first being a place for its members to work. The second being to bring artists together to form a community of creatives.
Today that vision is in danger of dieing - CV19 has decimated our membership and our ability to take in new members is compromised, our expenses have increased as membership has decreased At the same time we have been offered an exhibition in Danville Virginia, the home of our founder Harriet Fitzgerald. at the Danville Museum of Art and History . They too are in financial stress so we are being asked to share the expense of this exhibition .
We will be required to pay for shipping and insurance for our artist's work, framing and presentation. This will be a chance to get ourselves back on our feet - breath a new sense of hope into our long lived group and bring the very diverse art of our members ( and past members) to the community of Danville Virginia. Please check us out at www.abingdonsquarepainters . Every contribution will be VERY much appreciated !!