Three years ago this month, I loaded up my big yellow Penske truck and moved from D.C. to Dallas. I was thrilled not only to be moving back to my hometown, but also to be a part of launching the first Art House outside of Nashville. I remember someone once telling me that start-ups take three years to really get going, and here we are at that mile marker and I can't believe it. It has been an incredibly full three years, and I am so thankful for the people God has provided to come alongside me in this effort and the countless number of you who have given time and resources to Art House.
As we mark this point in our journey, we are intentionally changing up some of our normal rhythms this summer to provide time and space to discern what is in store for the coming years of Art House. Last July, we practiced the rhythm of rest by taking a break from hosting events and decided to continue that tradition this summer as it was so valuable for our team. In light of this, we hope you'll plan on joining us Thursday, May 30th for the last Art House Exchange before the summer break. On June 25th, you won't want to miss our summer edition of Stories and Songs with Page CXVI who will be sharing the stories behind the classic hymns they have beautifully rearranged. In addition to these events, we are really excited for what is in store this summer as we are going to be meeting together in June with the leaders of Art House North and Art House Nashville to share ideas and learn together how we can best serve creative communities in each of our locations. As we take our break from events in July, Marissa and I are excited to spend time planning new programs and connecting over coffee with you all to hear ideas you have for the future.
In addition to changes in our programming schedule, we are making a shift to sending you our fancy new e-newsletter only quarterly and transitioning our monthly communications to focus on upcoming events. We're also very excited to launch our newly designed website with a whole new look to take us into this next phase of Art House. Our goal with the new layout is to make it even easier to engage with the Art House community as you visit our site to check out past and upcoming events, browse our featured artist interviews or read articles from contributing writers on the blog. If you haven't already, please take a moment to update your Mailchimp profile to let us know how you would like to specifically get involved or get in touch with us to let us know of ideas you have for the future.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our upcoming events! Here's to a great summer- Jenny