Since launching our fundraiser last week, the love and support has been tremendous. The decisions we had to make were tough and hard to share, but that feeling was so temporary because we have our beautiful community pushing us along.
We knew the news would raise some questions, so we answered them in this video.
1. Will you be staying in Olneyville?
Yes, we plan on staying! Of course that depends on availability and if we can't make it happen, we'll definitely be in Providence!
2. What are your ideas for projects during COVID/quarantine life?
We have 8-10 months before we open a new space. During that time, we hope to facilitate 4-5 projects. We'll have a rough outline of what we hope to accomplish with each project but we won't have the details until the artists involved help shape the project. Part of the funds we are raising will help compensate those artists for their work and results may vary. It may be a public art installation or end up for sale on our site.
3. How can we be involved and supportive?
For artists, we'll announce a Call for Artists so you can get involved. And for consumers and supporters of art, we'll post updates on social media and our website, and via email so you can enjoy the results of these numerous projects.
4. How are you and your family? We miss hanging out with you guys!
We miss you too! Public really gave us a space where anyone could stop in and spark a conversation and friendship; and that's been the best part of this experience. However, our family has been great. We're all safe, healthy, and spending lots of needed time together. We really, really look forward to meeting all of our new supporters in person one day soon.
5. Are you going to start an online platform to sell art and books?
Some projects might result in art for sale, but not all. We will use this website as an online store if and when the times comes. We still have tons of books and can get more so we might do a pop-up library soonish!
Thanks for reading - we hope it answers some questions you had too. We are keeping you updated every step of the way so you have all the opportunities to give input and get involved.