WE ARE HALFWAY THERE! PARTNERS NEEDED TO CREATE A NEW OPPORTUNITY
DECEMBER 1, 2018 PLANNED LAUNCH WITH A PREVIEW OPENING AT
5TH ANNUAL SEASONAL CRAFTS FAIR
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM AT EAST BROOK MALL
October 29, 2018
From John Murphy, Executive Director
I want to thank the artists, arts groups and food artisans that are helping us co-create a new arts space at East Brook Mall! Your early response is very encouraging—but we need more people to express interest and join for us to move forward and make this project viable, sustainable and successful for all partners.
A goal for this effort is to serve and support artists and food artisans beyond the local Windham area and be a genuine regional sales outlet for people from across the Windham Arts 36-town service area in Eastern Connecticut. Individuals and small or large groups can participate at very market-friendly pricing. Arts groups, guilds, councils and co-ops are invited to connect their members to us for mutual benefit and networking.
Since we were notified of this opportunity, we have had only three weeks to put all the pieces together! It is a small miracle that we have come this far so quickly. Our email newsletters and email blasts have reached out to individuals and groups in every way possible.
Please contact me if interested or let your friends who are artists know about this, thank you.
The basic information is below and full information with details is on the website: www.windhamarts.org
- $75 per month rental per booth with 10 X 10-foot area
- Two-month agreement to cover December—January
- Cost and booth space can be shared by small or large groups
- Windham Arts covers staffing, utilities, insurance, such a deal…
- Sign up for the one-day event on Saturday November 3 and test the waters
The website will be updated, and email sent to partners to keep everyone aware and informed of progress toward our goal of 20-22 vendor booths. I am keeping the faith!
ADDITIONAL PROJECT BACKGROUND AND DETAILS BELOW
Windham Arts, Northeast CT’s designated Regional Service Organization, in partnership with Questers’ Way and the East Brook Mall, are planning to open its new Art Emporium and Gallery in November. The East Brook Mall and Questers’ Way have generously agreed to provide space and resources so that Windham Arts is able to offer local artists and food artisans the opportunity to showcase and sell handcrafted items.
Your participation and support of this effort will co-create a wonderful addition to the East Brook Mall during the holiday season. This is a new and unique opportunity—but this is an experiment with the local arts economy and it will only happen if enough people participate to make it viable and sustainable. This is a non-profit effort and our operating costs will be minimal, which is why the fees are so low for retail space in a mall location.
The goal is for this to serve artists and food artisans beyond the local Windham area and be a genuine regional sales outlet for artists across the Windham Arts 36-town service area in Eastern Connecticut.
Since we were notified of this opportunity, we have had only three weeks to put all the pieces together! It is a small miracle that we have come this far so quickly. Our email newsletters and email blasts have reached out to individuals and groups in every way possible. Please let your friends who are artists know about this, thanks.
Information and applications for vendors and food providers for both the one-day fair and monthly Emporium space rental are posted on the Windham Arts website www.windhamarts.org. Sign up is fast and easy—it would be great to host a wide variety of art forms and styles.