A Letter to Our Community About Art Explorium’s Future
Dear Art Explorium Community,
We hope you are well and we thank the many friends who have reached out to us during these difficult times. As you may know, because the safety of our community, staff, volunteers, and instructors is our highest priority, our physical doors have been closed since March 2020. We used the time while we were closed to focus on some other projects, such as creating and sharing online art video tutorials and earth-friendly art lesson plans. We hope you and your family are taking advantage of these free resources from home.
We have also taken this unique opportunity to think carefully about Art Explorium’s next steps. Our lease was up for renewal in January 2021, and we made the difficult decision not to renew our lease. We love Kaimuki and are so thankful for the past eight years spent in this amazing community. However, given the current public health and economic situation, we felt that this was the most prudent decision for our small non-profit organization right now.
So what happens next? Although we are currently unable to connect with all of you in person, we will continue to share helpful online art and sustainability resources through our e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and our Art Explorium web page. We are also creating Art Explorium “Version 2.0,” not limited to one physical location, but more nimble and with the ability to connect to different O`ahu communities, schools, and events. Please know that while our physical doors are closed, Art Explorium is definitely NOT closed. We are working on the most efficient, effective, and safe ways to continue offering affordable, earth-friendly art opportunities for keiki across the island.
We are so thankful for you and our entire community. As we look ahead to the future, we would appreciate you sharing your thoughts and ideas with us. Mahalo for your time and consideration!
With fond aloha,
Art Explorium Executive Director