$1,890 Raised by 11 Donors
During 2020's Big Read, we explored the intersection of arts and science. Children’s book illustrator Mo Willems said of the pandemic, “Science with get us out of this and
THE ARTS WILL GET US THROUGH THIS.”
Like you, ArtReach St. Croix believes the visual, literary and performing arts play an essential role in maintaining hope, creating shared experiences and defining what it means to thrive.
In the past year we have created opportunities to learn together. The Big Read exemplifies the sweet spot where the visual, literary and performing arts come together! The Mobile Art Gallery takes the "show on the road" where exhibitions pop-up in parks and along trails. The Holiday Gift Gallery was augmented with an online shop for those who wanted curbside pick-up or shipping options. We found new and creative ways to support artists, engage audiences and connect people to each other.
THE ARTS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Your support positions ArtReach to be nimble. Your enthusiasm for our work means we can maintain close connections to the St. Croix Valley communities we serve. Your charitable gift gives us flexibility to make things happen even in difficult circumstances.
As a charitable organization, the staff and board of ArtReach St. Croix work hard to secure grant funding and to grow our earned revenue sources. Over the past 5+ years, we have taken steps to ensure ArtReach is sustainable and will be here for years to come. Even so, we rely on you to invest in the arts of the St. Croix Valley.
From Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls to Hastings and Prescott, ArtReach is inspired to celebrate and support our creative community. The arts are an essential part of what makes the valley resilient, and you are an essential part of ArtReach St. Croix.
Heather Rutledge, Executive Director