Dear Friends of Art and Helen Day Art Center,

I love writing to you this time of year, my chance to say thanks for all you've done to grow the Art Center these past 12 months. Your giving let us enlarge our staff, expand our activities, and engage more people across a wide range of artistic expression.

One measure: a 50% increase in gallery attendance, partly due to our new Gallery Education program, which helps visitors see the works displayed with keener insight. Examples: we've led 600 students from 12 area schools on gallery tours. And augmented our Hands-On learning space to focus on each exhibition's particular theme.

Participation in art education has grown 15%. We've continued Teen Open Studio, a twice-a-month after-school opportunity for teens to drop in and work on their art projects. It delights me to see our back rooms filled with budding artists of all ages (including my rambunctious 5-year-old).

To raise the profile of both the Art Center and the greater Stowe community, we continue working with internationally acclaimed artists from New York to Los Angeles, Europe to South Africa, as well as Vermont's best. Examples: Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \, figurative paintings of women by women, brought five of the 17 artists to Stowe to discuss their work. Our 2018 Exposed outdoor exhibit included a show-stopping sculpture by Barcelona's Jaume Plensa and extraordinary work by America's Albert Paley.

A great year for art. Your gift for 2019 can lift us even higher.


 

 


 




 

 


RECURRING DONATION

Your donation provides:
• Scholarships to youth and adult students for art classes

• Teacher training and docent led tours and activities for students
• Financial assistance to cover transportation costs for field trips
• High caliber exhibitions with emerging to internationally renowned artists
• Community collaboration for special events

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or enter in the amount you'd like your card to be charged "Yearly."

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* Donations to the Annual Fund support our mission and programming.
Click here to see examples of the costs of our activities.

Is your donation tax deductible? Yes. HDAC is a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States.


MEMBERSHIPS

 

Individual:  $35

All the benefits listed below extended to one adult age 18+
(Please see Family Level Membership for students of elementary through high school age.)

$25 Discount on classes and workshops
Priority Early Registration for all classes
5% Discount on all art purchases from HDAC exhibits
Advance notice on upcoming exhibits, tours and events
Discount on goods and services at area shops and restaurants
Public name recognition in our Annual Report
Invitations to Members-Only previews and events

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Family:  $60-$199

Membership Options

All of the benefits listed below for two adults and their children (up to age 18)

$25 Discount on classes and workshops
Priority Early Registration for all classes
5% Discount on all art purchases from HDAC exhibits
Advance notice on upcoming exhibits, tours and events
Discount on goods and services at area shops and restaurants
Public name recognition in our Annual Report
Invitations to Members-Only previews and events
$25 Discount on Birthday Art Parties or Facility Rental

One free pizza from Piecasso with initial membership

 

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Donor: $200-$499

Membership Options

All of the benefits listed below for two adults and their children (up to age 18)

$25 Discount on classes and workshops
Priority Early Registration for all classes
5% Discount on all art purchases from HDAC exhibits
Advance notice on upcoming exhibits, tours and events
Discount on goods and services at area shops and restaurants
Public name recognition in our Annual Report
Invitations to Members-Only previews and events
$25 Discount on Birthday Art Parties or Facility Rental

One free pizza from Piecasso with initial membership


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Sponsor: $500-$1,999

Membership Options

All of the benefits listed below for two adults and their children (up to age 18)

$25 Discount on classes and workshops
Priority Early Registration for all classes
5% Discount on all art purchases from HDAC exhibits
Advance notice on upcoming exhibits, tours and events
Discount on goods and services at area shops and restaurants
Public name recognition in our Annual Report
Invitations to Members-Only previews and events
$25 Discount on Birthday Art Parties or Facility Rental
Public name regognition on annual display in the Art Center
Preview of artworks for auction in HDAC Annual Benefit Gala with director

One free pizza from Piecasso with initial membership


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PATRON'S CIRCLE



Patron: $2,000-$4,999

Membership Options

Silver Patron: $5,000-$9,999

Membership Options

Gold Patron: $10,000-$24,999

Membership Options

 Platinum Patron: $25,000+

Membership Options

Patrons Circle membership provides unique opportunities to show significant support and offers deeper involvement with the Art Center. This generous group of leaders in the Arts Community commits to a level of support that enables us to finance our general operations with a minimum annual contribution of $2000.00 with options for multi-year committment. We are most grateful for the major contributions from members of this Patrons Circle of donors who make our continuing programs possible.

Benefits for members of Patron's Circle include*:
All of the Sponsor level benefits plus:

Family Membership(s) to gift**
Exclusive Invitations to Patron's Circle special events and parties
Private Cocktail tour of an exhibition for you and your guests by curator and director
Lunch or Dinner with exhibiting artist(s) and curator or director
% Discount on art purchases of $2500 or above
HDAC Scholarship named in your honor. 

* The benefits and characteristics of Patrons Circle Membership can be customized to fit the interests and priorities of Patrons Circle Members.
Please contact our Executive Director Rachel Moore via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 802.253.8358 to discuss the possibilities.
**Please see the chart for details on benefits at the various Patron's Circle levels.

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Special Membership

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Other Ways to get Involved

While your membership has direct value for you, it's truly invaluable to us, and priceless for the cultural vitality of our community. We look forward to having you join us, and please consider other ways to get involved with the Art Center:

Become a Volunteer
Join our Docent Program
Join our Annual Benefit Gala Committee (coming soon!)

 

 

 


 

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Contact us to purchase a gift certificate for an art class or a work of art in the gallery

Make a Planned Gift to Helen Day Art Center

Though we conduct fund raising campaigns annually, planned giving and legacies are avenues through which you can include Helen Day Art Center in your estate plan.

One of the simplest and most personal forms of making a planned gift is through a will. These gifts can have a critical impact on Helen Day Art Center, aiding with present and future needs. Legacies open the opportunity for leadership level giving for the Center while simultaneously reducing estate taxes.

Planned gifts may grow the endowment or be designated as unrestricted which enables the Center to meet mission and program goals as needed.

We encourage you to consider Helen Day Art Center and the importance of the arts as you plan your estate. Please contact us for a meeting to design the best plan for you and to begin this process. Make a leadership gift for visual arts in Vermont!

Is your donation tax deductible? Yes. HDAC is a registered 501(c)(3) in the United States, donations are 100% tax deductible in the United States.


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