Art Base launches fundraising campaign, window art project, moves pARTy online | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Art Base launches fundraising campaign, window art project, moves pARTy online

Staff report
A view of the Art Base building from the Art Alley, which provides access between Two Rivers Road and sidewalk to the riverside park.
CCY Architects/courtesy image

The Art Base has launched a $100,000, six-week spring fundraising campaign with an anonymous lead gift of $15,000, the Basalt-based nonprofit announced this week.

The news comes as Roaring Fork Valley arts nonprofits grapple with canceled events, lost revenue and an uncertain fundraising landscape amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and its attendant economic crisis.

The Art Base is raising funds toward an $8 million goal to fund a permanent facility in the revamped Basalt riverfront, as part of a redevelopment approved in February. The community art center has suspended all of its in-person classes, exhibitions and events since mid-March and canceled its annual gala — the Art Base “pARTy” — which had been scheduled for Aug. 15. In place of the event, which would have hosted 250 guests, the Art Base is planning an online version of its annual “10×10 Name Unseen Auction” and small “salon receptions” where donors can view the art in person while abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

The spring fundraising campaign coincides with the launch of an Art Base initiative to distribute original artwork depicting rainbows, asking valley residents to place them in their windows or share in other creative ways during the pandemic. Downloadable links to the rainbow artwork are online at artbase.org.

Support Local Journalism


As COVID-19 shuttered public life in the valley this spring, the Art Base has launched an Art Kits To-Go initiative that has provided 565 kits thus far, while also running online art classes, mentoring programs, virtual exhibits and providing bilingual art prompts.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User