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Dear Friend,

We hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health and spirit and that the nature and fresh air of Artpark has contributed, at least in some small part, to a sense of normalcy and well-being.

This season Artpark lost all of our large scale public events that normally sustain our operation. Even facing an extraordinary operating deficit, we resolved to serve our community the way we know best: with the healing power of the arts and nature available to us no matter what economic challenges we face. With the support of our Board, funders, individuals, and the boundless vision of our artists, we utilized our incredible outdoor setting to present a rich slate of programs ranging from Drive-In movies to new live theatrical and music experiences, all specifically designed for social distancing. Not unexpectedly, we heard about the healing results:

My experience of Art of Walking was eye opening, mind opening and body opening, an experience that I will treasure the rest of my life.  …I found a feeling of relaxation and release that left me with a whole new attitude.” Ed Smith – Buffalo, Art of Walking audience member

“I cried at the resilience and creativity of humans, designing ways for us to engage with each other and the world safely and meaningfully.” Acupunktrix - Buffalo, NY, Art of Walking audience member

Cooperating with the NYS Parks, we provided a safe outdoor environment to experience over a dozen new programs and artistic residencies, including a massive mural created through a collaboration of artists and the community. In just three months, we served over 10,000 people with these live programs, on top of the substantially increased use of the park & its trails. Now we are looking to you to support Artpark’s future as a place of natural discovery for everyone, no matter the size of the audience, their background, or their ability.

With a long winter ahead, Artpark’s Board of Directors issued a special challenge to match your gift dollar for dollar, up to a collective $20,000.
That’s a possible $40,000 that would sustain Artpark’s operations and allow us to continue developing more ground-breaking programming next season.

 

Your support to Artpark is more critical than ever to unlock this full match and end our year strong. To make your gift today, click the donate buttons either above or below, or mail your check to Artpark, 450 S. 4th Street, Lewiston, NY 14092.

If we can band together, we can ensure Artpark will continue providing diverse, inspiring and impactful programming for many years to come!

Thank you so much for your support, both past and present, and we hope to be in touch soon to share exciting updates on the 2021 season!

 


With kind regards,

Sonia Clark
Executive Director

 

 

 

Join us and make your contribution today. 

 

To reach Sonia Clark, please call (716) 754-9000 ext. 113.

*All contributions made to Artpark & Company are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.