As our world grapples with the effects of COVID-19, the Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is committed to fulfilling its mission of bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts through classes, exhibitions, and outreach. BAC deeply believes that access to opportunities in the arts should be accessible to all, especially during these very challenging and isolating times. BAC is committed to providing engaging opportunities in every way we can for our students and community.
On Monday, March 16, the BAC launched Art at Home, a series of art activities for different age groups that individuals or families can enjoy while practicing social distancing. We will be sharing several new projects each week, from sketchbook prompts to creating fairy houses, marbleized paper, superhero portraits, and much more. The BAC is also encouraging artists, whether they are seasoned professionals or taking up a new art-form for the first time, to share their work on social media using #ArtConnectsBAC. Whether you paint, draw, sculpt, make jewelry, or enjoy any other medium, they want to see what our community is creating by staying connected through our passion for the arts.
“During this time of uncertainty, we share concerns for the health and safety of our community,” says BAC’s Communications and Development Manager, Lauren Trombino-Walleser, “we continue to focus on the powerful and vital role art plays during times of crisis. Now more than ever, we believe that art helps us connect, relieve stress, express emotion, have fun, and so much more.”
Following Gov. Baker’s announcement on Sunday, March 15, BAC will remain closed through April 7. Visit their website for continued updates, and if you are in a position to help financially, please consider donating to their annual campaign. With your help, we will work together to ensure the BAC will be here for many more years to come.
The BAC is a visual arts center committed to bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts through classes, exhibitions, and outreach.