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An open letter to our donors:

Let’s go back to a moment in time before COVID-19 compelled the closing of schools, businesses and public spaces: we were watching groups of children happily arrive at the Anton Art Center for an experience in the creative arts: painting, ceramics and drawing are all activities which offer students an opportunity to acquire life-long skills which they will take forward into the future. While that moment is in the rear-view mirror, we are looking forward to brighter days ahead!

 

The pandemic is nearing its 20th month and will more than likely interrupt the development in children’s lives for a while longer. We take heart knowing that many of the lessons learned at the Anton have continued to be practiced at home. Parents have reported that their children have created art in all of its forms in the many unfulfilled hours that each family faces. We have made major efforts to stay relevant by offering online classes, sponsoring an international online art competition and by keeping the hope of the future alive while providing therapeutic and cathartic opportunities through art.

 

We have also worked continuously to become a more welcoming and inclusive organization. Our efforts to date have helped set the stage for significant improvements in our inclusivity, diversity, equity and access in the coming months and years. Your support will help make these advances possible, and ensure that the Anton Art Center is able to become a community organization that truly serves its whole community.

Your support is critical to helping us continue to meet our mission to enrich and inspire people of all ages through the arts. Please make a gift today using the form below to enable us to continue our efforts in the upcoming year!

We need YOUR support for the arts.

Please make a gift today!

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NEW Monthly Giving Program!

 

In January 2021, an anonymous donor made a $10,000 gift and challenged us to raise $10,000 more through our new monthly giving program. Please consider signing up for a monthly gift and help us meet our goal!

Your gift of...

  • $5/month = $60/year will provide free arts experiences to young artists

  • $25/month = $300/year will provide offsite creative outreach programs in the community

  • $50/month = $600/year will support creative aging programs

  • $100/month = $1,200/year will support public art projects

  • $250/month = $3,000/year will support free exhibit programming

  • $500/month = $6,000/year will provide scholarships for tuition-based classes and workshops

To set up your monthly gift, please complete the form below and select "Recurring Donation."

make a gift today!