MODspoke Gallery and Art Studios are currently on pause
MODspoke partners Liz McGranaghan and Erin Thomas recently moved forward to open the doors to a modern art gallery and art studio space in the One Sullivan Building in Berwick Maine, but are now delayed due to financial constraints.
Erin Thomas released this statement today:
"MODspoke has been planning a large Art Gallery and Art Studio space in Berwick Maine and had a financial backer in place in February. We were unable to make the May 1st deadline that was required of us due to delays beyond our control. We were hoping we would still be able to move forward in June by subletting the art studio spaces, but the costs for the needed improvements and utilities will increase studio costs, making it difficult to get the artists and creatives in the space that deserve the opportunity.
I feel like I am letting everyone down as I know this was wanted by both the artists and by so many people in our community. We have a strong business plan in place, but without minimal financial backing to launch, it will take many more moving parts to come together at just the right time, and that just isn't happening this month. We are considering this only a "pause" and will be considering the options available to us to move it forward. I can't even find the words to express how impressed I am with the talent and creativity of the people that are needing or wanting this to happen, those are the people that are keeping me to motivated not to give up on our ideas. Maine has some of the most talented creative minds around, it's frustrating that there is not currently enough opportunity or support for them to shine in their own communities with greater ease."
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