2020 End of year appeal

Who would have thought as 2020 started that our world would take the unknown twists that came with the growing COVID pandemic. It was supposed to be a year of vision but became a year of uncertainty. Life changed and it became a year of trying to figure out our new normal. We spent the bulk of 2020 hoping for the best for all in our community as we traveled together through these unexpected times.

Like all of you, things changed overnight at the Center. Our entire calendar of events were shelved while we waited to see what was coming next. This necessary canceling of our calendar for the health of our visitors and community brought definite challenges for us. We count on these community events to fund the organization and to allow us to keep offering quality arts and culture programing for the community. We spent the bulk of 2020 trying to weather this year lacking a major source of revenue.

One thing that was reinforced as we journeyed with you through this ever-changing new normal is how important community connections around arts and culture programming are for each of us. As the public health conditions have allowed, we have done what we could to continue to provide these important opportunities to connect with one another. We have heard from you that these things matter and that you were grateful for these opportunities safe setting with all the COVID precautions taken.

During the year, we were able to offer our community: our eight-week summer ARTLETICS program for the youth of our community to over 30 youth; reopen our preschool program The Owl and the Silver Moon; host a socially distant and safe Halloween trick or treat that saw over 500 people visit over two days; and, we are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

We are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

While times are still uncertain and we aren’t sure for how much longer, we are confident that we all will come out of this and into another new normal. In this next new normal, arts and culture programing will be vitally needed to help each of us connect, dream, and venture forward.

In times like this, we need your support more than ever! As this year closes and we begin to plan for next year and beyond, we want to be ready to move forward quickly offering a full calendar of these communal connections around arts and culture as soon as the public health conditions allow it.

A gift from you, in any amount, would allow us to make up some lost event revenue and have the resources necessary to get new programming opportunities going in the next coming new normal!

Make a Donation

Become a Member

If you would prefer to donate via check please make your check out the Rome Art and Community Center and drop it off at the center or mail it to 308 W Bloomfield Street, Rome, NY 13440.

We miss you and hope you stay safe this season. We look forward to seeing you often in the new year!

Fall 2020 at the RACC. What a wonderful season – where colorful leaves fill the scenery and the smell of pumpkin pie is in the air. We’d love to have you stop by and visit!

Dear Friend of the Center –

We know that everyone is struggling during this difficult time and of course, the same is true for the Rome Art and Community Center. 

With that thought in mind, we are conducting a membership drive – our thinking is that rather than ask for a “gift” outright, we would like to invite you to become a member – this is a win-win for you and the Art Center!

The Rome Art and Community Center is a non-profit multi-arts facility committed to fostering creativity, cultural awareness and a strong community connection.  We provide arts classes, present art exhibits, hold concerts, provide a summer camp program for children (ARTLETICS) and we have an early learning academy (The Owl and The Silver Moon)…And so much more!!!!

The Center operates on a very tight budget; we rely on the monies from our events to keep the Center going, and this interruption has really hurt our operation.  We hope you will consider becoming a member.

We are ever grateful for the story our community shares with us, at the Rome Art and Community Center. Our story is intertwined with you – our supporters, our families, and our community.

We are working on new plans and ideas that we can employ. We miss everyone and we look forward to seeing you soon.

We look forward to having you join us on our journey.

Visit our member webpage to join at http://romeart.org/site/membership/

Follow us on Facebook at   https://www.facebook.com/RomeArtandCommunityCenter/ and find more ways to explore, read, and create with us.

Our commitment to the arts and arts education is stronger than ever and we look to you for support that will help us sustain our programming. Join us as we continue to transform lives and our community.   The Arts remain ever pertinent and invaluable.

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PLEASE NOTE!  Events are postponed on a rolling basis.   Stay tuned and check back in periodically for updates.

Upcoming 2020 RACC events:

Ongoing  Art exhibits.  Artists TBD

September 9, 8:30am,-11:30am – First day back to school for The Owl and The Silver Moon

October 9 and 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Trick or Treat Street (free – walk through event) for little ghouls and goblins (12 and under) in the circular driveway in front of RACC

November – January   RACC is available for small gatherings and events.  For information on rentals, please call 315-336-1040 and leave a message or send an email to executivedirector@romeart.org  with your name/phone and date you are interested in.  We look forward to hosting your event.

December 16 and 17 at 7pm   A Christmas Carol with live music

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Please check out our Events page for details of upcoming events.

End of year appeal

Who would have thought as 2020 started that our world would take the unknown twists that came with the growing COVID pandemic. It was supposed to be a year of vision but became a year of uncertainty. Life changed and it became a year of trying to figure out our new normal. We spent the bulk of 2020 hoping for the best for all in our community as we traveled together through these unexpected times.

Like all of you, things changed overnight at the Center. Our entire calendar of events were shelved while we waited to see what was coming next. This necessary canceling of our calendar for the health of our visitors and community brought definite challenges for us. We count on these community events to fund the organization and to allow us to keep offering quality arts and culture programing for the community. We spent the bulk of 2020 trying to weather this year lacking a major source of revenue.

One thing that was reinforced as we journeyed with you through this ever-changing new normal is how important community connections around arts and culture programming are for each of us. As the public health conditions have allowed, we have done what we could to continue to provide these important opportunities to connect with one another. We have heard from you that these things matter and that you were grateful for these opportunities safe setting with all the COVID precautions taken.

During the year, we were able to offer our community: Our eight-week summer ARTLETICS program for the youth of our community to over 30 youth; Reopen our preschool program The Owl and the Silver Moon; Host a socially distant and safe Halloween trick or treat that saw over 500 people visit over two days; and, We are closing out the year with two Holiday Open Houses where community members will visit the beautifully decorated center with their families for photos and enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer.

While times are still uncertain and we aren’t sure for how much longer, we are confident that we all will come out of this and into another new normal. In this next new normal, arts and culture programing will be vitally needed to help each of us connect, dream, and venture forward.

In times like this, we need your support more than ever! As this year closes and we begin to plan for next year and beyond, we want to be ready to move forward quickly offering a full calendar of these communal connections around arts and culture as soon as the public health conditions allow it.

A gift from you, in any amount, would allow us to make up some lost event revenue and have the resources necessary to get new programming opportunities going in the next coming new normal!

Make a Donation

Become a Member

If you would prefer to donate via check please make your check out the Rome Art and Community Center and drop it off at the center or mail it to 308 W Bloomfield Street, Rome, NY 13440.

We miss you and hope you stay safe this season. We look forward to seeing you often in the new year!