A letter from Alan Mothner at the Spruill Center

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Due to our overriding concerns about the safety and health of our students, teachers and guests, we are sorry to report that all classes and events at the Spruill Center for the Arts will be postponed beginning tomorrow, Tuesday March 17 until Friday, March 27th. This includes our planned fundraiser, Artistic Affair that was scheduled for Saturday. We will monitor the situation during this period and will provide any updates as soon as we have them. Those registered for classes between 3/17 and 3/27 will be notified via email about next steps.

In yesterday’s New York Times, a hopeful article on the coronavirus pandemic led with the headline, “When the world falls apart, people come together.” I hope, now more than ever, that this is true. The fact is that what we’re experiencing now is anything other than business as usual.

So, we are going to try to be creative – as an arts organization should. We’ll begin with an unusual approach to this year’s gala, Artistic Affair. Rather than meeting in person at the Atlanta Athletic Club as planned, we will be hosting a Virtual Gala and hope that each of you can join us virtually; online. Our silent auction items will be available to bid on online beginning Saturday, March 21 as originally scheduled and we’ll have other virtual surprises during the evening. You can view all of the stunning jewelry, beautiful ceramics, and other one-of-a-kind art unique works of art by registering here.

This annual fundraiser is vital to our organization and its ongoing operations.  We are kindly requesting a donation of your ticket purchase to Spruill Center for the Arts and all funds raised during this virtual event will be used to continue to support the artists and instructors who depend on us for their livelihoods. We will be making every effort possible to support our teacher family and staff in the face of additional building closings and public event cancellations and can’t do it without you. Of course, if you would rather that Spruill Center for the Arts refund your ticket purchase, we would be happy to do so. You can reach out to me directly if you would like to do so.

As part of our mission to promote the arts through high-quality education, programming, and exhibits we truly value our collective ability to create a sense of community through the power of art and appreciate your ongoing support during this challenging time. Please follow our social media accounts for the latest updates. We’ll continue to share the wonderful world of art in a positive, uplifting manner and be handing out free “Everything Will Be OK” items while supplies last.

In moments of crisis, our communities sustain us. Thank you for fostering a strong sense of community among our many partners, students, artists, and friends.

In moments of crisis, our communities sustain us. Thank you for fostering a strong sense of community among our many partners, students, artists, and friends.

Alan Mothner
CEOSpruill Center for the Arts
770-394-3447, ext.223
amothner@spruillarts.org