Ways to Give

WAYS TO GIVE

Thanks for helping VisArts keep our programs accessible to all!

VisArts partners with supporters to ensure that individuals and community members can create, experience, and enjoy the visual arts. We believe that everyone needs art in their life. The visual arts encourage critical thinking, foster understanding, promote awareness of other perspectives, boost confidence, and provide a valuable outlet for emotion. From preschool children to seniors, VisArts provides a home where people can nurture their creative spark, share creative experiences, and connect with the community.

You make a difference! Your support means

  • We can offer financial assistance to more campers, students, emerging artists, and artists with disabilities.
  • We can keep our art exhibitions free and open to the public.
  • We can share our caring community with those who need it most.

You can double your impact! Thanks to the Windgate Charitable Foundation, all contributions up to $100,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.

Members of our Individual Giving Circles have a direct impact on artists, curators, students, instructors, campers, volunteers, and partners – and support VisArts’ ability to

  • Present more than 35 contemporary art exhibitions by local, national, and international artists and host 55 gallery programs that reach more than 6,500 people;
  • Offer more than 830 art classes for more than 10,500 students of all ages and levels of experience;
  • Provide space and time to curate, create, and enrich our community for six studio artists, three Bresler Residency artists, two fellowship artists, and two emerging curators;
  • Give more than 20 emerging artists with autism and other disabilities the space and support to create art, gain job skills, and engage with the community;
  • Offer more than $40,000 in financial assistance to campers, students, and community members in need;
  • Provide more than 237 people the opportunity to gain hand-on, real-world work experience;
  • Remain accessible to the more than 30,000 people who walk through VisArts’ doors each year by continuing to be free and open to the public;
  • And much more!

Sustainer Monthly Giving Circle

Support the arts and help transform individuals and communities year-round with a monthly gift of $25 or more.

Benefits:

  • Recognition as Giving Circle member on website
  • Early access to class sales
  • Exclusive invitation to Giving Circle member tour of VisArts (dates to be announced)

Connector Annual Giving Circle

Support the arts and help transform individuals and communities with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Benefits:

  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition as Giving Circle member at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition as Giving Circle member on website
  • Early access to class sales
  • Exclusive invitation to Giving Circle member tour of VisArts (dates to be announced)
  • Exclusive invitation to Giving Circle member opening reception (date to be announced)

Why Join VisArts?

  • Grow your business. The arts are a driver for economic development, generating $1.32 billion in Maryland. *
  • Build your creative brand. Name one of our vibrant contemporary art galleries, exhibitions, or classrooms.
  • Reach new customers. VisArts engages 30,000 visitors annually, 25,000 email subscribers, and 10,000 social media users.
  • Inspire your employees. Enjoy volunteer opportunities, team building workshops, and employee discounts for classes and camps.
  • Invest in your community. Support scholarships, stipends, and programs for seniors, low income families, and individuals with disabilities.  *Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland, Maryland State Arts Council, 2016.

In recognition of your commitment, as a corporate member you’ll receive:

  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition on website (14,000 monthly hits)
  • Employee discounts on classes and camps
  • Facility rental discounts (subject to availability; 10% on weekdays and weekends)
  • Individualized team building experience for 15 employees or volunteer opportunity for 15 employees
  • Logo on canvas art bags (1,500 provided to campers and at community events)
  • Naming opportunity of an exhibition, classroom, or gallery (gallery or classroom for one year)
  • 2 VIP gallery receptions (private 90-minute reception preceding exhibition opening)
  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition on website (14,000 monthly hits)
  • Employee discounts on classes and camps
  • Facility rental discounts (subject to availability; 10% on weekdays)
  • Individualized team building experience for 15 employees or volunteer opportunity for 15 employees
  • Logo on canvas art bags (1,500 provided to campers and at community events)
  • Naming opportunity of an exhibition, classroom, or gallery (exhibition or classroom for six weeks)
  • 1 VIP gallery reception (private 90-minute reception preceding exhibition opening)
  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition on website (14,000 monthly hits)
  • Employee discounts on classes and camps
  • Facility rental discounts (subject to availability; 5% on weekdays and weekends)
  • Individualized team building experience for 15 employees or volunteer opportunity for 15 employees
  • Logo on canvas art bags (1,500 provided to campers and at community events)
  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition on website (14,000 monthly hits)
  • Employee discounts on classes and camps
  • Facility rental discounts (subject to availability; 5% on weekdays)
  • Recognition on VisArts’ major donor wall
  • Recognition at annual fundraising event
  • Recognition on website (14,000 monthly hits)