Thursday, December 18, 2014
Something New at the Boatworks
Back in May, the Belmar Arts Council announced plans to replace our front door with an electric one. A door that opens automatically gets us closer to being fully accessible, plus it will make it easier for everyone moving big bulky items in and out, as we artists often need to do. A fundraising campaign was started.
Today the process took a big step forward. Workmen arrived in the early afternoon on this very chilly day and removed our legendary purple door. Then I had to go take care of some other stuff, and when I came back it was dark, but we had a beautiful new glass door.
The transition isn't over quite yet. It turns out that the people who make the technology for opening the door are not the same people who install doors, and we won't be seeing them here until sometime in 2015. So the next time you come to the Boatworks you will likely still need to reach for the handle. But now we are halfway there.