LongHouse Reserve, like most institutions, faced unique challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. A state mandated closure for non-essential businesses prevented us from opening for three months, creating a loss of revenue from admissions, grants and special events. Despite these challenges, LongHouse was able to successfully welcome the public to an art-filled experience in a safe and careful manner. With a new, timed-ticket reservation system and a predetermined number of visitors per time slot, guests were able to enjoy our unique blend of art woven into nature.
Visitors have said that their time at LongHouse this year was especially inspiring and restorative. They have thanked us for providing their children with a safe and meaningful experience in light filled spaces with art in every corner. Others have sought solace and reassurance of their place in the world by fully engaging their senses as they make their way through the gardens. Each visitor is now their own community and we seek to embrace and support them with our passion for living with art in all its forms.
This year, although difficult, proved to be a great success thanks to an incredibly tight budget, our ability to adapt to a new normal and the generous assistance from friends like you. We hope that you are able to support us with a tax-deductible contribution to the 2020 Annual Appeal. Your generous gift has an immediate impact at LongHouse, including providing free admission to children and students of all ages, funding for new art like Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, and maintaining our extraordinary gardens. We are committed to the future and ensuring that LongHouse Reserve remains that special place where everyone is invited to experience the transformative power of art and nature. Thank you for sharing our vision through your commitment to LongHouse.
If you would prefer to send a contribution by mail please click here to download a form and mail to: LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. Thank you for your support!