A Queens gallery that provides free access to the arts is looking to the community to help keeps its doors open.
Over the last month, members of the non-profit Long Island City Artists have been fundraising to help maintain their donated gallery space.
The gallery is used to display artwork, host various performances, and provide free programs to the community.
With their only source of funding coming from yearly membership fees, organizers say their free services are in jeopardy.
They have launched a Kickstarter page in hopes of raising $15,000 by Friday.
"Having a place like this where all artists are welcome, people can come and rehearse and preform is worth its weight in gold. It is the only way the arts can happen," said Artistic Director Edjo Wheeler.
If the group does not reach their goal by the deadline, those who donate will get their money back.
To donate, visit LICArtists.org.