Editor’s note: This is a sad memo, posted late Friday on LincolnArts.org:
A Fond Farewell
To Feats of Clay & Lincoln Arts
For 25 wonderful years, Feats of Clay allowed Lincoln Arts to share the history and beauty of generations of artisans at Gladding McBean.
Feats of Clay welcomed more than 100,000 visitors to Lincoln over the years. They enjoyed our little town. They shopped here. They ate here. And each left with a better view of Lincoln than when they arrived.
Feats of Clay was sustained by the generosity of our biggest businesses: Teichert, Thunder Valley, Sutter Health, Kaiser, and Sure West, to name a few. Gladding, McBean gave the unparalleled use of their factory and the City of Lincoln donated our home. During the growth of Lincoln, all the builders plus other entities donated for our success.
But difficult economic times have resulted in a dramatic reduction in contributions. And try as we might, our fundraising this year has failed. Feats of Clay won’t happen in 2012. And sadly Lincoln Arts has closed its doors as of February 3rd, 2012.
We are deeply appreciative for our loyal members, volunteers and artists who have consistently supported us.
We bid you a fond farewell.