Help Support Art in the Valley… Be a Sponsor

The Art Center relies on the support of corporations and individuals to sponsor its many events and programs. Without this community support, many of the exhibitions and programs would not be possible.

The following are just some of the opportunities:

Spring Art Week – Be a sponsor of an arts program that reaches over 3,900 children. Every year for a week and a half, Spring Art Week introduces school children to a variety of arts including oil painting, water coloring, sketching, blacksmithing, and batiking. For many this is their first look at the creation of an art piece.

Summer Art Camp – Be a sponsor of one of the most popular summer camps in town. Since 1987, Summer Art Camp has taught over 350 children a year and is widely publicized.

Holiday Art Camp – Be a sponsor of the Holiday Art Camp.

First Friday Receptions – Be a sponsor of the most popular art event in town. Every First Friday of a month except one, The Art Center opens its doors to the public for the evening. Two to three hundred people normally attend each event. Many times First Fridays also celebrate the opening of a new show. They are widely publicized in the media.

Fine Art Auction – Be a sponsor of the most important event in The Art Center’s year. Since its inception in 1998, the Fine Art Auction has attracted artists and buyers from across the Western Slope and beyond. Actual auction night usually has an audience of over 700 and is widely publicized. It is a two day event.

Arts and Craft Fair – Be a sponsor of the most popular event in The Art Center’s year. Over 40 artists display and sell their art works for the public to purchase. The Art Center Guild offers baked goods, and various art and craft items for sale. The Fair is a popular venue to purchase items for holiday shopping. Over 2,000 people attend over the three day fair.

Annual Exhibitions – Be a sponsor of one of The Art Center’s popular exhibitions. Choose from the Member Show, the Student/Instructor Show, the Artist-in-Residence Show, or the Permanent Collections Show. Each show runs one to two months and is attended by well over 5,000. Each show is widely publicized.

Special Exhibitions – Be a sponsor of one of The Art Center’s very special exhibitions. Once a year, the Contemporary Show highlights the works of regional artists with a specific theme. Other shows feature invited artists. All of the shows run one to two months and are widely publicized.

Private Collection Exhibitions – Occasionally, The Art Center gets the opportunity to exhibit important private collections. Often the first public viewing of the art, this exhibit offers sponsors a unique opportunity to be associated with a once-in-lifetime event. Private collection exhibits are usually two months in duration and are, of course, widely publicized.

Year ‘Round Art Classes- Sponsor any of The Art Center’s 2D or 3D classes.

Artability– Sponsor The Art Center’s Artability Art program.

To talk about becoming a sponsor of The Art Center, please call Lee Borden at (970)243-7337 ext. 5