VisArts 35th Anniversary Transformations Campaign

Since our founding in 1987, VisArts has been a hub for the visual arts in our neighborhood and the wider community—whether you’re a professional artist, a hobbyist, enthusiast, or supporter of the arts. As we celebrate our 35th anniversary during our annual campaign, we’re excited to reflect on our journey, impact, and future.

We’ve long known that art is transformative, and the past few years have reinforced our belief that art is essential—it fulfills our very human need to create, connect, express ourselves, and understand others. Studies have shown—and members of our community have told us—that viewing and/or creating art reduces loneliness, improves mental and physical health, bridges social divides, builds connections, and provides a sense of purpose.

At VisArts, we’re committed to ensuring that art is accessible to everyone. To reduce barriers, we provide stipends and free or discounted studio space to artists; scholarships and discounts to students and campers; online classes to reach more learners; free community art programs in schools, hospitals, and continuing care communities; and accommodations for community members with disabilities —including wheelchair-height easels and pottery wheels.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the transformative power of the visual arts during our 35th Anniversary Transformations Campaign. Your support will help us continue engaging individuals in the visual arts to express ideas, stimulate discussion, and build connections. We can’t do this work without you.

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.

Give at Work

Double your impact by including VisArts in your company’s Matching Gift Program or contact us about creating a new program.

Please contact Sharon Witting, Development Director, at, if you would like to discuss your philanthropic goals.

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The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization (EIN 52-1549839). Your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law.

A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300, Rockville MD, 20850 or 301.315.8200. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.