October 20, 2015
A holiday update from the Open Studio family to yours.
Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support this year! 2015 has been another wonderful year for Open Studio. Donors, volunteers, artists and staff have worked hard to ensure our doors stay open to create opportunities for artists and a place for printmaking in our community.
With each print, an artist leaves a special mark. In the same manner, many people make a special imprint on the studio. Giving a gift before the end of the year is the perfect way to leave your imprint. Your support helps foster great art and artists in our very own community.
This year, we need to raise $15,000 by December 31st, through a combination of initiatives. Will you help Open Studio meet this goal? Here are some ways you can help:
- Conquer your holiday gift list by giving the gift of Open Studio. Find something perfect at our Artist Proof Sale, or let the recipient decide with a gift certificate.
- You can give a gift with ongoing impact through a donation in honour of someone who shares your passion for keeping the arts accessible. To make a donation in honour of someone, please call us at 416-504-8238 and we will acknowledge your gift with a beautiful card sent to the recipient.
- Support Open Studio with a gift, by visiting our giving page right now to make an online donation. A gift of $25 or more will help reach our goal of $15,000 and will provide you with a charitable donation receipt for your 2015 taxes. Donors like you make our work possible.
Highlights from 2015 supported by donors like you included 22 free exhibitions (such as Embellish, in memory of artist Jeannie Thib); opening up the studio to the community at Editions; and providing studio access to 150+ artists, including 3 scholarship/fellowship residencies and 4 visiting artist residencies. Donors like you make accomplishing these goals possible. Your gift this holiday season will increase access to artists and the whole community.
On behalf of the Open Studio family, thank you—for a wonderful year and for showing your support by donating.
Wishing you and yours a magical holiday season.
Chair, Open Studio Board of Directors