Although the Gallery is closed, meetings and classes are continuing in the back room.
SEVERE STORM DAMAGES ROOF AND THE GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED!
Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily close the Gallery due to roof damage from a severe storm. We have water damage and have removed art and crafts until the roof is repaired.
Ouachita Artists is a small but thriving non-profit art gallery in a low-income rural community, Mount Ida, Arkansas. For five years it has been our mission to promote the arts in the community and provide local artists and artisans with a place to display their work. We offer regular classes, workshops, demonstration programs and other activities for children and adults and through the generosity of our customers and donors we have managed to keep our doors open.
Weeks ago a severe storm blew through our area and demolished our roof, causing severe flooding in parts of the gallery. Miraculously we were able to save all the art with practically no damage. But the rain continued for several days, the ceiling fell in, the flooring started coming up, and finally we had to call all the artists to come pick up their work.
Reaching our $20,000 goal would mean we could replace our roof, ceiling and floors and improve our classroom and exhibit space properly, instead of nickel-and-diming it the way we have had to do in the past. We are very proud of our little gallery and the part it plays in the community and will be eternally grateful for any funds raised through this program.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, so 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
Ouachita Artists welcomes new members to our organization. We look forward to meeting you!
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