The RAL Blog is back! And 2015 is off to a GREAT start, with many exciting plans on tap. One very exciting development is the opening of our brand new satellite location on Route 9 in Lewes, DE ~ The RAL Art Studios on Route 9. This beautiful new location will help us to expand our services for artists and for the broader community, including students in the RAL Outreach Program.
The new location is easily accessible by public transportation, has plenty of free parking, and provides over 6,000 square feet of space that includes large classrooms, an innovative media arts center, artist studios, galleries (including a Members’ gallery), and more.
The long-term impacts of opening this satellite location include teaching an additional 350 students annually, including youth from the RAL’s Outreach Program. Currently, this studio will be the only way youth in Sussex County can benefit from after-school media arts training.
The RAL Studios will also foster excellent opportunities for new partnerships with other area art groups. Members of these groups can volunteer their expertise in our Media Arts Studio, and in turn benefit from the new equipment available for use.
At the RAL Art Studios on Rt. 9, we will have the benefit of flexible scheduling for weekend and evening classes and events. And we will be able to offer interactive family activities and large group seminars.
As we prepare for classes to begin at the new location, we are asking the community for help as we strive to equip the studio with the necessary art equipment. See our Wish List ~ Studio Registry.
Stay tuned for news about upcoming exhibitions at the RAL Art Studios on Rt. 9, as well as our upcoming Grand Opening activities…. We hope to see YOU at our new location soon!