You may have read in some of our prior posts about the discontinuation of the Crafts on Columbus Art Show due to community members and leaders on the Upper west side deeming it undesirable.
Well…. We are pleased to inform everyone that the community board re-evaluated their stance and decided to renew the contract with the art show! YEAH!!!! The decision was made to continue the show with 3 weekends in the spring but no event in the fall (originally it was 3 weekends each season). Nevertheless this is still a big accomplishment, a huge win for the art community and in our opinion a huge win for the Upper West Side.
We would like to say THANK YOU!
Thanks to everyone who read our blog and took action by signing the online petition. Many of you came to the show and helped to solidify our belief that this was as important to us as it was to you. It is amazing to watch how local politics works and in all honesty uplifting to have taken part in the protest that helped change the decision.
To all of our fans and especially to those who joined in petitioning the closing of the show you deserve a pat on the back, a cookie, a cheers-ing of glasses or whatever it is you prefer when being celebrated!
Although you will not be seeing us at anymore events until the winter, we have some great things in the works, creative new concept pieces and colorful jewelry designs that are going to make the wait worth it! Stay connected as we are also going to release beautiful work all summer long on http://www.karencurtis.com.
All our best,
Karen and Aaron
The post you and Aaron presented on “End of an Era” was touching. I’m so happy to have helped as it’s a wonderful event that I look forward to each year. The communities should be embracing events like this. Looking closely you can see that the leaders realized the negative financial impact this will have on the community at large.
Once again I’m very happy.