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Weeklong Reopening Celebration Brings In $150,000 For New Hope Arts

The New Hope Arts Center raised $150,000 during its weeklong reopening.

The inside of the New Hope Arts Center.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

The New Hope Arts Center is celebrating a monumental fundraising triumph, surpassing expectations with $150,000 raised during its weeklong reopening extravaganza.

The Board of Directors of the New Hope Arts Center at Bridge Street and Stockton Avenue in the borough announced the achievement in their fundraising efforts following the nonprofit’s weeklong celebratory reopening and ticketed events.

The reopening after months to renovations and upgrades took place on June 6.

The reopening kicked off with the creatively themed “Beyond the Blueprint” celebration, followed by an exclusive “Members Only Celebration” on June 10.

The ticketed events brought together over 200 supporters and artists who generously contributed financial donations, professional expertise, volunteer hours, and coveted auction items, resulting in the additional $150,000 approximately in much-needed funds.

The funds raised during the events contributed significantly to closing the organization’s financial gap in pursuit of their ambitious $1.25 million Elevate the Arts campaign goal.

The Elevate the Arts campaign has been key in improving audience accessibility through the implementation of new ADA-compliant renovations.

With the latest influx of funds, the organization aims to further enrich and expand its programming capacities.

“Always knowing we are in an extraordinary community, never did I realize this magnitude of success was possible; the level of dedication and generosity from our community, staff, and Board has been overwhelming and has truly shaped a whole new dream for so many of us in the arts community and New Hope,” said Carol Cruickshanks, executive director of New Hope Arts.

New Hope Arts Center is now fully open to the public, operating with regular hours, and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The organization has an exciting lineup of events and exhibitions scheduled for the upcoming months:

June 10 – July 30: Best of the Arts – New Hope Arts 20-year showcase

August 12 – September 10: Legacy Exhibition: Women in Photography featuring Diane Levell, Bucks County Master Artist

September 15 – September 30: Performance weekends

October 1 – October 30: ArtOber Annual Exhibition in Collaboration with Makers Alley, Milford, NJ

November 4 – 26: Reality’s Fugue – Virtual Reality Meets Art and Philosophy

December 2 – January 14, 2024: Works in Wood 24th Annual Juried Exhibition

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