We recognize that recovery takes time and our hearts ache for those affected. We will be offering our support through 2023.

There are a number of ways we will be providing the opportunity for people that suffered from the Marshall Fire/Wind catastrophe to come and create art free of charge. Through these programs we hope to offer our community of Marshall Fire survivors the time needed to process your loss through art. We want to provide the opportunity for you to acquire new art skills, build & develop your existing skills, in a supportive community.

Free Art Classes: Many of our teachers are reserving free spots in their classes for anyone who experienced any loss in the fire. The list of participating teachers who are able to make this offering are as follows…. Laurie Adams, April Christenson, Scott Roebuck, Jeanne Hougan, Jeff Becker, Suzanne Connolly-Howes, Molly Hargarten, Cathy Faughnan & Colleen Tucker.

Free Drop-In Studio Time: We will be making time and space available, without instruction, for people who lost their studios or space to work on their art. Drop-in Studio time will also be available for people taking our Free Classes and want more practice time.  Some materials will be available for use. Monday 12:30-3:30 and one Saturday and Sunday afternoon a month as follows…
Sat. May 7, Sun. May 22, Sat. June 18, Sun. June 19, Sat. July 23, Sun. July 24, Sat. Aug 13, Sun. Aug 21 2022

Free Participation:…in our Biannual 6×6 Community Shows: The gallery will sponsor up to ten Marshall Fire Survivors to participate in our 6×6 Community Shows. Fire survivors participating in the 6×6 Community Shows will receive 100% of the proceeds if their pieces sell.

“Memories for the Future” A Community Felted Quilt Project: Suzanne Connolly-Howes will sponsor & facilitate a year-long community art project for, and with, individuals and groups of survivors of the fire. The groups will be invited to work on 4 separate Felted Quilt panels that will record their memories, work through their loss, and help them build their road to recovery. In the Fall of 2023 the Quilt Panels will be displayed at the gallery, and throughout the project we will be collecting donations to provide funding for other survivors of the Marshall Fire. The panels will be donated to the towns of Superior, Louisville & Lafayette, with one panel submitted to the Governor’s Annual Art Show. All participants will have the opportunity to create a 12×12 keepsake image for themselves.

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