Capital Campaign Letter
“Building For Art”
The Bristol Art Museum is proud to invite you to join in “Building For Art”,
a Capital Campaign to renovate the ca. 1867 Carriage House at Linden Place
into a community arts center and new home for the Bristol Art Museum.
Phase One, structural stabilization of the historic Carriage House, has been completed with the generous support of members, foundations and friends.
Phase Two will entail renovation of the interior as a cultural and educational center for the community – the new Bristol Art Museum! We are pleased to announce the award of another Champlin Foundations grant for this exciting transformation, and need your help in raising matching funds.
The Bristol Art Museum is a non-profit organization established in 1963. Our missionis to encourage the creation, promotion and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions and educational opportunities. Community outreach programs and partnerships are central to our goal of engaging diverse audiences in the arts of our time.
Thus far naming rights have been secured for the new accessible entrance, the sunken gallery, the reception desk, two of the five artist studios and partial funding of the lift, among others. There are still many meaningful naming opportunities available. We hope everyone will join us in realizing the goal of a vibrant center for the arts in downtown Bristol. The museum has come a long way since starting this project. Our goal of $350,000 will complete the renovation.
Now is the time to add your support and be a part of this cultural legacy. The Bristol Art Museum has grown in service over the past 50 years and we wish to celebrate our accomplishments! In its distinctive new home, the Museum will continue to promote a vision for lifelong learning in the arts. Please join us in enriching our community through “Building For Art”.
Please Mail Contributions to:
Bristol Art Museum PO Box 42, Bristol RI 02809, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization
Officers Robert Arruda • Mary Ellen Dwyer • Jane Perkins • Helga Piccoli • Patricia WoodsDirectors Julie Blount • Mary Dondero • Raymond Edler • Peggy Ferreira • Sheila Clark LundyMuseum Past
• Established in 1963.
• The Museum has presented a wide variety of exhibits of local and national artists, including Richard Grosvenor, Thomas Sgouros and David Macaulay, as well as the traveling exhibit “American Wilderness” by Ansel Adams, a documentary exhibit aboutthe history of the Looff Carrousel and a multi-media exhibition by members ofthe National Association of Women Artists.
• Juried exhibits presented at the Rogers Free Library are on display on a quarterly basis.In addition, the work of noted regional artists and local students is featured on anongoing basis.
• With your support, the Museum will open in the renovated historic Carriage House at Linden Place in the summer of 2013.
• The new Museum will provide more space for galleries, rental studios for artists,a multi-purpose room, art classes and lectures.