Together, we’re building opportunities for all individuals to experience the transformative power of the visual arts.

To ensure that art is accessible to everyone, we provide:

  • Free classes + discounts
  • Scholarships
  • Studio subsidies
  • Artist stipends
  • Free exhibitions
  • Community programs
  • And more!

There are many ways to support VisArts and our work:

Make a One-Time or Recurring Donation
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Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please make your check or money order payable to The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) and send it to VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20850.

Other Ways to Leave Your Mark

Give at Work

Double your impact by including VisArts in your company’s Matching Gift Program! Please contact your employer’s Human Resources department to learn about their matching gift program.

Make a Tribute Gift

Donate on behalf of your loved ones, whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or celebration of life. You can donate online or via mail – please indicate the tribute in the memo or a note.

If you would like to encourage others to make a donation as a tribute or to set up a fundraiser to support VisArts, please contact

Make an In-Kind Donation

As an arts center, we’re always looking to our community to support our classes, camps, and community programs, whether it’s a donation of art supplies, office equipment, or professional services. If you have supplies or services that you think may be useful to VisArts, please contact

Give Through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)*

A donor advised fund is a separate, charitable fund to which you can make donations and recommend distribution of the funds to charities of your choice.

If you make a grant to us through a DAF and commit to spending down half of the money in your DAF, VisArts will be eligible to receive up to $50,000 in matching funds, thanks to #HalfMyDAF. Check out dates and deadlines here.

Make a Planned Gift*

Make a lasting impact on VisArts by leaving a gift in your will or adding VisArts as a beneficiary. Your gift will support VisArts’ growth and inspire future generations of new artists, arts lovers, and arts supporters.

For more information, please consult with your financial advisor.

Donate Through Your IRA*

If you are over the age of 70 ½, you may be able to make donations from your IRA to qualifying public charities, such as VisArts – your financial advisor or IRA administrator can help you get started.

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*This is for informational purposes only. Please seek appropriate legal, tax, or financial counsel before making a gift.

Please contact to learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on VisArts.

VisArts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 52-1549839).