Art Bank: Investing in Art Futures was a huge success!
Thank you for participating in our first-ever Art Bank: Investing in Art Futures, aka a fabulous week of fundraising!
Because of your generosity, we successfully matched our two anonymous grants and exceeded our week’s goal. We raised over $4500 through our online donation platform, and through direct donations at the center by cash and check. Combined with our matching grants, that means we raised a total of $7250!
Your donations go directly into supporting our Studio Education, Exhibitions, and Art in the Community programs, which also include our free events, artists talks and performances, and scholarship programs. Thanks to you, the Richmond Art Center continues to fulfill its mission of providing transformative, inspiring experiences to thousands of individuals and our community through creative exploration, experience and education.
During this week, we also connected with teaching artists, students, parents, Board members and other unsung champions of the Art Center. A number of donations were made in honor of our longtime weaving instructor Jan Langdon, who will be retiring after 15 years at the Art Center. Jan is an outstanding educator and an inspiration to her students, and we feel very fortunate to have worked with her for so many years.
This fundraiser shows that art matters to you as much as it does to us, and that together we can help shape the future of the Richmond Art Center. Let us continue to create art, to be inspired and to make our marks this year!
With huge thanks from the Development team and everyone here at the Richmond Art Center,