Monday, March 18, 2019

Wanna help out our local arts community?

Then read the note below from one of the DMV's leading art presences:
We are asking you, our community, for your help and kind assistance!
By now you know us well, we will never ask you for monetary donations, but right now there IS something you can do to help A&M! We are working to open our third location as a part of a mixed-use development waiting for approval in the beautiful town of Kensington. The developer brought us in specifically to help make more of an arts anchor and presence in this (already) art-filled community, and we could not be more excited about this amazing opportunity.
If you love Artists & Makers Studios, and what we do in and for the community, would you please help us by doing one of the following to help us grow our vision to expand into our third art center?
1. Show up - Come to the Kensington community meeting next Thursday March 28th at 7pm, and join us in support. Newport Mill Middle School Cafeteria, 11311 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD 20895
2. Contact me if you would like to speak about your experience at A&M as a resident or visitor!
3. Jot me an email about your experience with A&M and I will print and deliver it to the council.
We need community support to help get this project up and running, and any one of the three steps above (or any combination of all three) will be invaluable in helping get this project approved and started!
The developer engaged three new architects to take all of the community input offered so far, and is bringing a brand new vision for the building design to the meeting. lt is gorgeous and a building we would love to inhabit on that prominent corner in Kensington.
Our vision statement:
Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.
My email: