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A WORD FROM OUR COMMITTEE
COVID-19 PLAN OF ACTION
DEAR ARTISTS, CRAFTERS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, SPONSORS & ATTENDEES,
We are working in unprecedented times - a phrase that has been bounced around in many ways in an attempt to encapsulate the gravity of what a Global Pandemic means on a day-to-day level. As your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members, we have all been navigating 2020 braced for continual uncertainty, while protecting ourselves and working with the most current information we have at hand to make decisions and stay safe. The Pennridge Gallery of the Arts Committee has been meeting regularly and working with the Sellersville Borough to adapt, pivot and proceed (with caution) towards our September event.
Per PRPS Reopening Guidelines, we cannot gather more than 250 people at a Festival. As our event usually sees thousands of people on Main Street in Sellersville, we know that this is both not possible to control, nor would it be safe to our vendors, volunteers and to our community to proceed.
In an effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve and to keep the health and safety of our community at the forefront, the Pennridge Gallery of the Arts will be cancelled for 2020. We will not be hosting an in-person event.
We will, however, be going VIRTUAL! For the first time in our 52 year history, booths will not be lining Sellersville's Main Street, however, we will be striving to show that creativity and art are alive and well through a Virtual event on social media. We encourage all to follow our pages on Facebook and Instagram, as well as the event page, as we share photos, videos and more throughout the weekend of September 19th & 20th.
Attention Artists and Crafters: Please note the following information specific to your registration. Registration for this event is closed; we will not be accepting further applications.
You have been alerted via email of this cancellation, and we have sent a link requesting your response for your refund. You have the option to have your registration fee refunded OR you can choose to move your fee to the 2021 Gallery of the Arts (to be held on September 19, 2021).
We will continue to post your artwork on our pages (Facebook & Instagram) to continue to share your talents with our virtual community! Because of you, the last three years have been spent with our pages being filled with artwork, and we will continue to stand by supporting our artists and crafters through these posts regardless of if there is a physical festival in 2020.
From the bottom of our hearts, the Gallery of the Arts Committee and the Sellersville Borough wished for nothing more for us to have the "normal" festival that has been hosted for 52 years in our community, but your health and safety is our top priority. We wish that you and your loved ones remain safe and act responsibly in protecting your health and the health of those around you.
If you have further questions or suggestions, please reach out to Kylie Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennridge Gallery of the Arts Committee
*Updated on July 26, 2020
Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember to please support our local artists and businesses at this time.
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