New Building Update – 9/26/18

We thank you all for your continued support of the Art Base. As the Town of Basalt has only approved a 3-year lease in our current space, we greatly appreciate your encouragement of securing a long-term home for our operations.

The recent article in the Aspen Times adequately summarizes the Town of Basalt’s Council meeting that took place on 9.25.18 and the discussion regarding Independence Venture’s proposed River Parcel project. https://www.aspentimes.com/news/pan-and-fork-proposal-falls-flat-in-basalt/. Though the Art Base is not a co-applicant and is not tethered to the proposal, it is a privilege to be included in the plan. We are optimistic that a solution will be reached in a timely manner and we understand that projects of this nature take time and change course frequently with considerable need for flexibility between routes.

We are proud to exercise fiscal prudence through this process and have a commitment to our fiduciary responsibility both in expenditure of time and funds as we patiently and diligently work on realizing a permanent home. It is an honor to be part of the conversation regarding the future of Basalt and shaping the downtown core. We will continue to explore all of our options and maintain a concerted effort to realize a facility for the Art Base that best serves our mission and meets the needs of the community. Currently our top priorities remain focused on fostering creativity, creating equal access to visual art, supporting Colorado artists, community vitality and fundraising for our bright future.

Questions or comments about strategy may be directed to Skye@theartbase.org.

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