The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to announce that the ART PARK project has reached its first goal: the purchase the adjacent undeveloped treed land that will be preserved in its natural state and over time be an ART PARK. Owning this over-an acre plot of land at 225 North Main Street not only means an extension of physical space for the Arts Center, but also means that their guardianship of the land begins now and for the future. Phase Two of the ART PARK project also begins now, with the committee seeking input from the community as they look to the planned Sculpture Garden, walking paths, and labyrinth.
They want to publicly thank each and everyone who helped with their time, enthusiasm, money, and support. As expected, donations came from residents of Marlborough and all the surrounding towns of the region. Donations also came from past members and supporters in North Carolina, Florida, Maine, Indiana, and Arizona.
On Sunday, August 30, at the Opening Reception of the current Artist-Member Show, the co-chairmen of the ART PARK committee, Joan Lester and Fran Terase, spoke of the process and completion of the fund-raising and thanked all donors. They noted that it was an impressive accomplishment to raise $80,000 in three months that was only possible thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s grant of $40,000 and the generosity of all who gave and matched those funds. They said then that this is “a moment to savor” for the Arts Center and for the community that will benefit from the preservation of the land and the ART PARK within in.