Reg. Arts Council move to Ridge Road: This seems to go from bad to worse! Shall we drain EVERY art business out of the downtown? THINK...what art community do you serve living on Ridge Road far from music/art/writers? Does anyone actually believe that an art gallery in the Kodak building will entice visitors from....anywhere? ARTISTS; DO NOT PAY TO EXHIBIT IN THE SPACE UNLESS YOU'RE WILLING TO BUS IN YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE THE SHOW!
We have all but lost any community support for visual art in this town. I see this as only another example of "why".
Does ANYBODY bother to fact check these days? The Arts Council has been at Village Gate approx. 13 years - not 30! And where has the board been these years? How can any organization be allowed to run in the red at this one has done? Glossy magazine to increase membership? What ab out the old fashioned way of trying to keep active members from falling away? I haven't had a request for renewal in about a dozen years. The director should have been fired some time ago. The larger question: should the Arts Council be allowed to continue? Ort should its re-grant duties be fulfilled by a division of the Rochester Foundation and save all lthe money of office space?
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