We would like to thank all of you for your support and good wishes. We hope all of you are well and making it through these unprecedented times.
After much thought and consideration we have decided that the risk to our artists and those that would attend classes is too great to ignore. There is no amount of money that makes risking a life worthwhile. Since we normally close in July for repairs anyway, we have decided to close now and not re-open until September. We hope that by then there will be sufficient testing and tracking to allow us and you to be together without risk. For those of you who have, or will purchase Groupon Vouchers, we will honor them indefinitely to give you a chance to take classes. We apologize to anyone who had signed up for classes and had them cancelled, but hope you understand that it is for the benefit of your health we have made this difficult choice.
This will obviously be a serious drain on our small studio and our resources are low. We have started a GoFundMe page to try and raise capital to help our artists while we are shut down. Here is the link if you wish to share it.
If you know of anyone who can help, please ask them to contribute. We know these are tough times for everyone and like you will be happy when this has passed. Be Safe. Be Well. Be Smart. Ignore those that would tell you that this is not serious, it is. And if any of you have lost a loved one to this pandemic, our hearts go out to you.
Again, thank you all and we will see you in September.