Why can’t everyone go to art class?
Art is a universal language and the basis for all that we do. Everything starts with art! That chair you are sitting on? Someone had to design it and build it. That phone you are reading this from? Someone had to design how it would look and perform. The images on it … art! We use art to express ourselves and to be understood. We are bombarded daily with visual stimulation, and in order to fully understand visual imagery and its meaning, it is essential that all people receive an arts-infused education. When Kurt Vonnegut was 84 years old, he shared this advice to school kids:
Practise any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
We provide that experience here at the Northwest Art Center, but we need your help.
A month of classes for one student ranges from $85 for core visual arts to $110 for digital arts. Some people simply can not afford that. We want everyone to have access to art and have a scholarship fund to solve that.
Last year, you helped us raise funds to help our outreach program for the Bridge of Promise. We have had a wonderful year celebrating them and all the creativity that they hold within them.
This year, we would love to be able to help children and adults who can not afford classes to attend. Won’t you help us?
On May 8, thousands of Pacific Northwest residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during GiveBIG. We would love you to support us and our art students!
You don’t have to wait for May 8th! Starting on April 23, you will be able to make an online donation at:
To schedule a donation, simply create a quick account on givebig2019.org.
Follow us on Facebook so that you can share in the excitement of the giving day and remember to give April 23 through May 8!
Enjoy this heartwarming video we created, highlighting our Bridge of Promise students:
Thank you for supporting our students and for supporting the Northwest Art Center.
Northwest Art Center