Monday, March 12, 2007
1708 Gallery Escapes Major Fire Damage
At noon on Sunday, March 11, 2007, there was a fire at the vacant building 2 doors west of the 1708 Gallery. The Gallery is fortunate to have escaped severe damage from this fire. Our basement is flooded and there is some smoke damage, but the artwork all appears to be safe. This, of course, is a critical relief as the current show exhibits the Gallery's annual art auction, which raises about one-half of our non-profit art space's annual operating budget.
The annual auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 and will go on!
Tickets and sponsorships for this event ARE available and all support at this time is greatly appreciated...
Important: As phone service is currently disrupted, please email the Gallery Administrator Aimee Koch at email@example.com.
We will keep you posted as events unfold. The main points to remember are,
first, the firemen of Richmond are amazing!, second, the damage is not nearly as bad as we had feared and most importantly, no lives were lost in the blaze.
All support is greatly appreciated at this time, as we assess the amount of damage to our basement and archives. If you wish to help 1708 Gallery, please send a check to the 1708 Gallery, PO Box 10520, Richmond, VA, 23241. Write "March 11 Fire" in the memo line and your donation will be used to help us recover fully from this event.
Thank you for all your support for 1708 Gallery!
Link to Richmond Times Dispatch article on the fire.