‘Save the Fayetteville Underground’ campaign announced

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A banner at East Square Plaza on the Fayetteville square promotes the September artists at Fayetteville Underground. The organization is currently raising funds for a new gallery and studio space in downtown Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Underground officials are asking the local community for a little help in their transition to a new home in downtown Fayetteville.

After occupying the basement level of the East Square Plaza building for more than two years, the officials in July announced that building owners Ted and Leslie Belden plan to sell the building, and that the gallery’s lease would not be renewed.

Organizers hope to raise $50,000 by Dec. 15 of this year under the new ‘Save The Underground’ capitol campaign to offset costs for a new gallery and studio space.

From the announcement:

The Fayetteville Underground is entering its next phase of development. After two-and-a-half years of award winning success occupying the basement level of East Square Plaza, the board and artists of the Underground are calling on the community to help support its move to a new location downtown.

Fayetteville Underground is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community arts organization that is currently home to fifteen artist studios, and four commercial art galleries.

The gallery’s lease at the current location expires January 15, 2012.

Those who wish to contribute to the campaign may do so online via PayPal, by dropping off a check with “Save the Underground” in the memo line at the gallery, or by mailing a check to 21 W. Mountain St., Suite 227, c/o Greg Mack, Treasurer.