Meetinghouse Arts Virtual Gallery is Open
- October 20, 2020
Freeport, October 20, 2020 – The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) is presenting a virtual art show entitled Looking Forward online at Meetinghousearts.org. This show features artwork that has been created during the pandemic by member artists during the pandemic and celebrates both the time spent in the studio as well as the optimism of moving forward to a place of renewal. It is being presented in anticipation of ACAF’s brick and mortar gallery, which will be opened at 40 Main Street in Freeport after renovations to that structure are complete. The show will continue until early December when Meetinghouse Arts plans to transition to a holiday show that will run through the month of December.
To support the online show, ACAF is showcasing the work presented in the virtual show in two of the open storefronts along Freeport’s Main Street. This will allow in-person viewing by appointment and will continue for this, and future exhibits, until renovations of the Meetinghouse Arts gallery are complete. Information about the virtual show and in-person viewing is provided on the Meetinghouse Arts website (Meetinghousearts.org) and will be posted in the storefront windows.
In addition to providing downtown Freeport with gallery space, Meetinghouse Arts will be home to a 200-seat performance and presentation space that will provide a venue for theatrical productions, concerts and other artistic and cultural activities. It will be available to both local organizations and touring shows and will provide a new creative focal point for the greater Freeport area, helping to strengthen its creative economy. Renovations to the First Parish Congregational Church, which will be the home for Meetinghouse Arts, will begin in October and are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
The opening of Meetinghouse Arts will achieve one of the important goals identified in ACAF’s Cultural Plan for the Greater Freeport area. Plans for the renovations have been carefully developed to provide a high-quality venue that is flexible enough in its design to accommodate a wide variety of creative needs. At the same time, Meetinghouse Arts will continue to be used by First Parish Congregational Church for its Sunday services and other needs.
ACAF is working to raise the visibility of the artistic and cultural activities that the Greater Freeport Area has to offer. It is dedicated to fostering arts and culture by enhancing artistic and cultural opportunities for all members of the community, including youth, and promoting the local arts and culture. Its goal is to build the resources necessary to meet the collective needs of Greater Freeport’s performing and visual artists and cultural groups. For more about ACAF visit Frer content here]