Dear Hull Artists Members and Friends,
As we navigate these extraordinarily difficult times, please know that Hull Artists’ leadership is with you in spirit and hopes that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. We’ve all had some losses – some relatively small, and others much more significant.
As a small 501c3 nonprofit organization, HA is facing challenging circumstances and we need your help to Keep Hull Artists Afloat! Gallery Nantasket, which serves as our retail gallery, headquarters and classroom space, is a large contributor to HA’s income. Due to the coronavirus, the Gallery has been closed since mid-March. Kindly, our landlord reduced our rent for April, but even if her generosity were to continue, we’d still have fixed monthly expenses, including rent and utilities. Combined with the loss of income from the Gallery, these expenses are consuming HA’s very limited cash reserve. With the uncertainty of the situation and the likelihood that the Gallery would have to remain closed through the summer, Hull Artists would be facing bankruptcy.
After reviewing several different scenarios, HA’s Board of Directors has determined that unless we receive significant donations, it would be necessary to close the Gallery indefinitely to ensure we’d have the resources to support HA’s other programs and activities (e.g., Open Studios, classes and workshops, website development, and more). Although we unanimously agree that it would be a severe blow to lose our space at 121 Nantasket Ave., as it contributes to HA’s overall visibility in the community and is home to our operations, right now we need to look toward the future and preserve the overall solvency of Hull Artists as an organization.
Today we’re asking you to please help us Keep Hull Artists Afloat by making a tax-deductible donation so our organization will survive through this crisis. We’ve set a fundraising goal of $4,000 based on the Board’s estimations of what we need to cover Gallery Nantasket’s rent, loss of income and other HA expenses though the summer months and additionally to have the funds needed to continue with HA’s scheduled programs, events and general operating expenses through the 2020 Holiday Season. Every gift helps and no donation is too small!
If you prefer to make your gift offline, please mail a check to: Hull Artists, PO Box 277, Hull, MA 02045
We’re so grateful for your continued support of art in Hull and the local artists’ community.
Hull Artists Board of Directors: Bart, Sandy, Terry, Irwin, Betsy, Leslie, Kim