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SUSPENSION OF NISDA PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

After much angst and consideration, this difficult decision is surely the most prudent and will secure our future together again. We are sure you understand that the health and safety of all of us hangs in the balance of our actions.

ALL IS UNCERTAIN ON ISLAND

On Island, all major events; Daffodil, Fugawi, July 4 Fireworks and other summer events including NISDA’s Sandcastle and Sculpture day at Jetties Beach have been cancelled by the Town of Nantucket. NISDA’S Artist-in-Residence, and all NISDA Art Programs, Cultural Arts Lecture Series, Silo Gallery Shows, college and community partnership programs, Adult classes and Open Studios, Kinder, Youth, Teen and Generations Together Workshops are suspended.

When the COVID-19 climate retreats, we plan to phase in experiences that can take place in the larger studios at the Farm and Meadow Pavilion along with landscape site classes that allow for distancing, as well as our Artist Residency Program.

GOOD NEWS! HISTORIC RESTORATION AT SEAVIEW FARM NEARS COMPLETION

There is a lot we will continue to accomplish. Thanks to the support of the CPC-Community Preservation Committee, NISDA has received Historic Preservation Grants to maintain Seaview Farm’s agricultural and architectural integrity. The Silos are gleaming! The Long Shed Ceramics studio has new handsome, cedar sliding doors.The Dairy Barn and Long Shed have been structurally repaired, and have new roofs, windows, doors and shingles.

As the current COVID-19 construction restrictions are lifting, we will begin to finish the remaining CPC restoration projects and then turn our energy towards re-appointing the Ceramics Studio and repairing the Meadow Pavilion.

We are very grateful for our collective NISDA abilities – and for the exceptional architectural, engineering, conservation and preservation professionals who are guiding and moving us forward.

GIFT OF TIME- A SILVER LINING

Initially dismaying, this gift of isolation and stillness may be a blessing. A time to “travel” through reading and creating, to appreciate nature and family, and engage ART, HEART, HAND AND MIND in “new” old-fashioned ways. Enjoy!

We are grateful to be in life…we are on quite a journey! Please stay safe and healthy. Looking forward to being together.

Kathy Kelm, Director
For NISDA’s Arts and Education Community