We have a budding community of artists and citizens who appreciate art and want a facility to have their work displayed. It would be an art museum that would work to bring traveling displays of the world’s great masters. Let’s face it, competition is healthy, and we can show Carmel and Monterey that Pacific Grove has its eye on an art museum as well.
Certainly the Pacific Grove Art Center with its membership of more than 500 could utilize the museum’s prime location at the heart of the city. It would be a center for artists to display and perhaps sell their work with a small commission to the city that would ease the tax burden. It would also serve as an educational center for schools with workshop space for hands-on activities.
Many small museums require a mandatory donation to help defray costs. This would – be greatly appreciated by the city fathers. Although I strongly support not doing away with a Pacific Grove community museum, I think its purpose and direction need to be redefined.
Jim Willoughby writes: