Art Builds Community
Optimism and opportunity abound where the arts are celebrated
As with all non-profit art centers, class tuition, membership fees and gallery sales cover only a portion of our operating costs. The artEAST Art Center is a long-term community investment and we rely on fundraising activities and generous support from individuals, corporations, private foundations, and government agencies.
We welcome donations at any level. See below for particular areas that need your support, and suggested amounts. Please give generously and join us in this unique opportunity to further build an Art Center and make an investment that will shape and define your community for decades to come.
All donations of $150 or greater receive recognition on the artEAST website. Corporate donations and sponsorships over $2,000 receive additional recognition. We invite you to contact us at email@example.com to learn about more opportunities for building healthy communities through art.
Public Outreach & Community Art Making
Support fun, engaging programs that act as important catalysts for community energy and optimism. Your donation allows us to continue these monthly and seasonal happenings.
- Paint Dancing: A summertime, family-friendly outdoor marriage of music and paint!
- Mud Pies: A drop-in ceramics program for parents and children
- Art Alley: A summer street filled with free art making
- Art Demos: Unique evenings and weekends of creativity and discovery
- Figure Drawing: Unique opportunity for community drawing and drop-in studios
- Ponderings Pub: Evening gatherings support essential creative time
- Poetry Machine: A zany interactive display draws words from visitors for creating instant poetry
- Art Workshops for Healing: The creative process as a means of self-exploration and healing
$100 – $500 supports these vital community events, but any amount helps
Exhibitions and Guest Artist Programs
We bring fresh new shows to the Issaquah arts scene each month and encourage artistic collaboration and partnerships.
Collective Works Exhibitions
Our juried exhibition program brings innovative art to the community and supports our area’s growing population of artists. Exhibitions include popular and lively receptions where artists and the community mingle.
Guest Artist Program and Artist Talks
The region’s highest caliber artists share their life, work and experiences with the community during free artist’s talks, workshops and our Front Street display.
$250 – $1000 supports our non-profit, professional exhibition spaces
Visual Arts Education Programs
All our education programs are underwritten by 50% to keep tuition and fees very affordable.
Teacher and Art Docent Support
Support of art education in the schools is essential to ensuring future generations of artists, art supporters, and art lovers. Monthly training session features hands-on art techniques, lesson plans, and a chance to share and collaborate.
artEAST Adult Workshops and Classes
Workshop sizes are small and instruction is designed to create a positive learning experience for the novice or professional. We offer workshops in many mediums and skill levels, including painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, and mixed-media.
$500 – $1000 supports education in the arts and creates healthy communities and healthy individuals
Classroom Capacity Projects
Help us expand our classroom capacity and create additional space for community gatherings. The back rooms of the Art Center are currently under-utilized because of heat, lighting, and insulation needs. Additional art equipment is essential to increase the number of students we can accommodate in popular classes.
- Replace classroom light fixtures: $3,000
- Insulate 2nd classroom: $4,000
- 10 classroom easels: $1250
- Worktables and slab roller for ceramic program: $3000
Donations over $1000 are heroic contributions to our future potential
Thank you for your support. artEAST is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Tax ID #20-2462207.
If you can dream it, you can build it … But it takes people to make the dream a reality. Walt Disney