Help Fund Our Future Today!Today, March 24, 2021: 7 AM to 7 PM
Now is the time to Rally for Recovery around our community's Arts & Culture organizations. During 2020, Museum attendance dropped from a record high in 2019 of 63,000+ to fewer than 17,000. This hit the Museum right where it hurts, in the donation box. In addition to a 3 month closure, capacity limits and the inherent danger of exposing our community to increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, required the cancellation of all of the regular revenue drivers for the Museum including Art Classes, Summer Art Camps, Art Workshops, Pop-Up Retail Shop, and the Museum's signature annual fundraising events, the 99 Times Party (99x) and Art in Bloom.
The pandemic also delayed groundbreaking on Phase I renovations to the Museum's grounds as a part of our master plan, including flood risk mitigation that is vital to the Museum's ability to preserve our 10,000+ art object permanent collection, insuring artwork entrusted to our care, secure traveling exhibitions and artwork loans, and continued operations at our current site.
As the City of Springfield's oldest cultural institution, which aims to connect you with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects, your support is key to helping the Museum transition from delivering primarily virtual experiences and take-home projects to transformative in-person services.
Robust Education, Art Acquisition, Art Conservation & Preservation, and Building Funds are essential to the Museum's ability to continue delivering our mission to our community, over 30 surrounding rural school districts, and beyond! High profile art acquisitions and proper care of our world-class art collection helps focus attention, energize patrons, and attract new audiences. This excitement is key to the continued health and growth of the Museum. We thank you in advance for your consideration of support.Gifts beginning at $5 can be made today only from 7 AM to 7 PM on our project page https://causemomentum.org/projects/fund-our-future.
Donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated, and keep the Museum in the running for hourly $5,000 prizes during the 12 hours of Give Ozarks! If you are unable to donate, and we certainly understand if you cannot, please consider sharing our project page and/or our social media content today. You never know who on your friend's list, or in your network, might be scrolling and willing to help. We look forward to continuing to serve you.