With support from generous individuals like you, Quincy Art Center has had a major growth spurt over the last several years. Our goal for this year was to continue this growth. Then the entire world was rocked by a new challenge: Covid-19. Our original "Let's Grow" fundraising campaign was set to kick-off on March 13th, 2020. It was set to line up with the opening of the Smithsonian Institute's Exhibit, 100 Faces of War. The Art Center took the advise of local, state, and national sources cancelled these events and closed our doors to the public on March 17th.
Art is a powerful tool that can help us cope with our current situation, communicate, promote healing, relieve stress, meditate the mind, and solve problems. Though our doors are closed, our mission is not closed. Our staff is working from home to ensure that The Art Center continues to provide access to fine arts to our community. Though we cannot invite the public into our gallery space to see 100 Faces of War in person, we have created a virtual tour on YouTube with a look into Matt Mitchel’s stunning work. Though our studio space is closed and we cannot have our art classes in person, we have created instructional videos for art projects that can be done at home.
We are also working on plans to make our gallery space safe using social distancing guidelines when we are allowed to reopen our doors, we are looking into ways to hold classes online, and we are continuing to plan for the ever-evolving future. We are learning to adjust and innovate so that our mission can continue to grow throughout the community. Thank you for believing in us and engaging with us digitally during this time. We recognize that times are difficult, but if you are able, we invite you to donate to our campaign, and ensure that Quincy Art Center can maintain and sustain this storm.