Today we are featuring our interview with Alita Wilson, Executive Director of Pentangle Arts, a non-profit arts organization located in Woodstock, Vermont. Since 1974, Pentangle has enriched the Woodstock, Pomfret, Barnard, Reading, and Bridgwater communities by presenting high-quality, affordable arts and cultural experiences. Visit www.pentanglearts.org to find out more.
Alita and Marketing Director, Angela Moore Cast of Magic School Bus Dance Camp Quartet
Who are you and where do you live?
Alita Wilson, Woodstock VT
What do you do?
I am Pentangle Arts Executive Director
How has your life and livelihood changed in the time of Covid-19?
I have taken a pay cut. I work from home. I am applying for loans to pay the bills that are still coming in. I do have to go into work to periodically to boot up the digital projector. Our three kids are doing online learning. Our oldest will not have a proper college graduation.
What is the most important thing that people can do to help support you and/or your business?
Purchase e-gift cards at www.pentanglearts.org, or - if folks have the capacity to give - please donate to Pentangle so that we have the funds to pay operational expenses such as insurance, utilities, and web site fees.
What changes do you hope to see in a post-quarantine world?
I hope to see our community to come together to help those who suffered the most during the crisis, to support our area businesses so they can bounce back, and for kindness to be the norm across all demographics. I hope to once again open Pentangle’s doors for shared experiences for everyone to enjoy.
We can't wait to come together once more as a community to celebrate the arts - thanks, Alita!
Images courtesy of www.pentanglearts.org