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Downtown Art Center needs YOUR support!
Downtown Art Center needs YOUR support!
Aloha, friends and DAC ʻohana!
We here at the Downtown Art Center need your voices to help support the arts in Honolulu.
As the time comes for DAC to make a bid for a new lease with the City and County to create a center for the arts, we are calling on all our stakeholders (that means you!) to support our request to continue as a collaborative center for the arts and a hub of creativity and community support in Chinatown, Honolulu.
DAC began as the seed of an idea, and has been nurtured and supported by the community, our nonprofit partners, local media, and individuals who are passionate about the arts. We not only provide a beautiful, spacious 3,700 square-foot display space for local artists and art organizations to hold exhibitions of their work; we also host creative workshops, art classes, musical and dance performances, and more. Downstairs, our DAC Art and Gifts retail shop offers local artists an opportunity to make money doing what they love: creating original artwork.
As a good neighbor, DAC is dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown/Chinatown Honolulu through culture and the arts, and to supporting the individuals in our community. DAC hosts classes and workshops for adults, children and seniors, from fun art and crafting classes for kupuna (seniors) to women’s self-defense jiujitsu classes, to regular grief therapy sessions in support of those who have lost loved ones. We open our doors and offer a space for organizations to stage events like neighborhood cleanups, art festivals, and community improvement projects. DAC is unique in the amount of space, diversity of programming, and community partnerships it offers.
What we’re asking from you:
Write or type a letter (yes, a real, physical one!) or email us one at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter, please include the following:
-Who you are. Give us your name, role in the creative community or neighborhood, and a little bit about what you do.
-Why you support DAC. Did showing art or seeing art here enrich your life? Did you take a class here that you really enjoyed? Do you think we’ve had a positive impact on the community? Why, in your opinion, should we be encouraged to stay at Chinatown Gateway Plaza?
Want to do more? You can also make a donation at donorbox.org/downtownartcenter, by mailing a check to Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave, Suite B, Honolulu HI, 96817, or by dropping it off at DAC in person.
Mahalo for being a part of the vital network that will sustain our creative efforts, moving forward! We encourage you to forward this appeal to your friends, family, and colleagues, and have them share their thoughts with us as well.
With all our love and gratitude,
-Sandra Pohl and the Downtown Art Center Staff and Volunteers
About the Downtown Art Center (DAC):
Located in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza building at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Second Floor, the nonprofit Downtown Art Center is an evolving gallery and workshop space for Oʻahu's arts scene. DAC strives to become a thriving center for the arts by providing display space for local artists and art organizations, workshop classrooms, performances, and more. Support DAC and help it grow at donorbox.org/downtownartcenter!
Parking for DAC is located at nearby municipal parking lots (onsite at Chinatown Gateway Plaza, parking entrance off Bethel Street) or at Mark's Garage (entrance at 22 S. Pauahi St.). DAC is easily accessible by public transit as well; get directions, routes and timetables at www.thebus.org.
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