This week we heard the first public statements from Governor Newsom about the process the state will take to slowly return from the shelter-in-place orders. It was clear that we should not expect to hold public events for some time, possibly far into 2020. Our greatest priority is to keep our patrons, volunteers and staff safe. We have already made changes to our space and procedures so we can be ready when the time comes. Meanwhile, until we can all come together again, the Arts community will struggle to survive.
But the show must go on. With an average annual attendance of over 60,000 annually, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center serves people across the community. Between March and May, there were over three dozen performances, classes and events that would have shared the arts with over 17,000 people. Instead, they have been cancelled or postponed and we are forecasting a loss in revenue of more than $1,000,000 through the end of June. And that number will likely rise.
But the show must go on. Despite these challenging times, we cannot forget WHY the Arts are important. Engaging in the Arts brings us joy, helps us connect with each other, boosts our mental health, raises our quality of life, and supports local shops, restaurants, and the overall economy. The Arts truly helps heal the heart and feed the soul.
Today I ask that you please make a donation of any size. As someone who enjoys the arts, you can help make it possible for us to weather these times and once again open our doors, raise the curtain, and welcome everyone back. Now and in the future – for you, for the artists, for all of us – the show must go on.
Donate NOW or send a check made payable to LVPAC to Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center at 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550.
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit cultural arts organization. Tax ID# 68-0419182
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!