The Nave Galleries in Somerville and Gallery 263 in Cambridge recently launched fundraising campaigns this month to help pay for their programming and related costs. These two galleries—both non-commercial and non-profit spaces—are crucial for emerging artists and curators to show work in an area lacking in alternative art spaces. Located outside the City of Boston, these galleries are instrumental spaces in the fragile ecosystem that are the arts in Boston. If you have visited either one of them, you know that the quality of their programs is excellent and worthy of your support.
The Nave Galleries (both the original location in Teele Square and the Annex in Davis Square) are hosting An Accordion-Themed Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville. Funds raised from this event will allow the Nave Gallery to continue their exceptional programming as well as fund the upkeep of both their spaces. If you can’t attend the fundraiser, donations are being accepted online.
In Cambridge, Gallery 263 launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000 in hopes of continuing to empower more artists and deepen their community partnerships through their excellent programming. Launched on March 1, Gallery 263’s Kickstarter campaign is already more than 50% funded—a testament to the impact they have had on their community of artists and performers.
I’m a fan of the work both of these galleries do and of the community of artist, curators, writers, poets and performers they nurture through their spaces and programming. If you have $10 or $20 to spare, I hope you join me in contributing to both of these fundraising campaigns.