The Nave Gallery is a volunteer-run organization that relies on the support of our community to exhibit work that is collaborative, experimental, and non-commercial. Your tax-deductible gift helps us showcase the work of local, national, and international artists and musicians. Thank you.
To donate to The Nave, send payment via our PayPal account or mail a check to:
The Nave Gallery
155 Powder House Blvd.
Somerville, MA 02144
Note: If you are submitting an entry fee, please use the PayPal link above and include which show you are submitting to in the memo field.
A New Year, A New Direction
Since 2004, the Nave has been an incredibly active arts organization, producing exhibitions at the Nave Gallery and Nave Annex, and organizing numerous public art projects and festivals. In the last four years alone, we have produced nearly 90 high quality exhibitions between our two art galleries. It has been an absolutely thrilling, whirlwind of a ride.
As a very small volunteer-run organization, this breakneck speed has been exciting, yet exhausting, and ultimately, unsustainable. And, we want to be sustainable! As one of the very few gallery spaces in the city of Somerville, a city exploding with art and artists, we recognize how important it is to our community that our space, and spaces like ours, not only exist, but that they thrive and serve as incubators for art and artistic endeavors.
So we are going to slow down in 2017 in order to take the time we need to build an infrastructure that can support the work that we do. This means that instead of a new show every four to five weeks at both locations, we will commit to a handful of shows that are longer in duration, giving you more time to spend with the art, and us the chance to channel our energy into strengthening ourselves.
This necessary slow down, while vital to ensure that our gallery spaces continue to exist, coupled with the rising costs of living in a creative city like Somerville, means that we will experience a $5,000 financial gap in our operating revenue. We are planning several fundraisers over spring and summer to address this gap, but need to raise $2,500 by the end of February to continue planning for the coming year.
If you are able to donate towards this effort, we would greatly appreciate it. A donation in any amount makes a meaningful difference. And as a thank you, we will acknowledge you on our 2017 “Wall of Support” at the Nave Annex.
UPDATE: Thanks to you, we have met our first fundraising goal of $2,500, and well on our way to our next goal of $5,000. Thank you!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for both the Nave Gallery and The Annex. As a sponsor, you help provide space for local and national artists while increasing your connection to our community.
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