LOOK! Celebrating 10 Years of Youth Art Programs

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LOOK! 10 Year anniversary logo by Quill Harrison


Please join Albany Center Gallery in celebrating 10 years of LOOK! youth art programs. These started as 1 day workshops for National Youth Art Month in March. A decade later, because of your support, consistent and impactful programs are offered year round. Youth gain confidence, comfort, and creative competence through these crucial, free arts programs.

Will you donate to support youth learn essential lifelong skills, express themselves creatively, and build community?

DONATE ONLINE HERE

Any amount makes a huge difference. We aim to raise $10,000 to commemorate 10 years of youth art programs. These funds help cover artist mentor stipends, art supplies, and other critical program expenses. With YOUR help, we work to meet the art needs of the community and provide more art accessibility for youth and the community as a whole. 

By supporting LOOK! youth art programs, you play an important role in keeping the arts alive and educating the next generation of artists. This programming teaches youth how to hone creative skills and use their voices. Dynamic, welcoming space is cultivated, so youth can explore self-determination and thoughtful creativity at no cost to them. Youth from the programs share that they “enjoy spending time at ACG, trying different types of art.” Annually, 300+ youth are positively impacted through LOOK! youth art programs, which are entirely free. In addition to connecting with artist mentors and ACG staff, youth also foster connections with their peers - creating friendships across neighborhoods and schools. A family shared that these programs have been “great for [their daughter’s] confidence and building her experiences."

Please make your donation by Monday, June 17 to be included in this campaign.

Art inspires us, and especially youth, to process, appreciate, and participate in our lives. Your contributions directly support the local creative community, through stipends to artist mentors. Local artists get compensated for their time and talent in creating a dynamic workshop. An artist mentor shared “The opportunity to invite an intimate, curious, and vulnerable state of being continues to be a gift. We nourished body, mind, and spirit that day. ACG continues to be that essential intersection of community and accessible arts experiences.”

You can donate online here or by mailing a check made out to "Albany Center Gallery" with "LOOK!" in the memo. Mail your donation to 488 Broadway, Suite 107, Albany, NY 12207

This campaign to helps cover the costs of artist mentor stipends, art supplies, and necessary program expenses. Art inspires us, and especially youth, to appreciate and process life. Your contribution flows directly to the local creative community, as ACG supports the artist mentors with generous stipends for teaching youth, as well as covers any costs associated with the arts programming. Youth are the future, and with investment and support they can reach their potential-- adding vibrancy throughout the community as they go. A majority of these programs provide free books, free food, and free art supplies directly to youth in our community. Plus, local artists get compensated for their time and talent!

Learn more about these programs here! 

To participate in ACG's in-house youth art programs, please email Emily at operations@albanycentergallery.org

 

To read a formal letter on this campaign, read here

Donation Levels:

$50: pays for art supplies for student(s)
Donor Recognition: Listed on LOOK! main webpage
$100: pays for food & art supplies for student(s)
Donor Recognition: Donor Recognition: Listed in LOOK! related virtual promotional materials 
$250: pays for specialized art supplies for workshops
Donor Recognition: Above benefits, as well as recognition in Annual Report and listing on the Gallery thank you TV for an entire year
$500: pays to replenish art supplies packs (includes sketchbooks, markers, colored pencils, pencil cases, erasers, drawstring bags, & more) for 30 youth!
Donor Recognition: Above benefits, as well as a special thank you listing in Art.Work.Space. location
$1,000: Covers artist mentor stipends for Art.Work.Space. programs
Donor Recognition: Above benefits, as well as 2 General admission tickets to ACG’s Annual Fall Gala and listing in the Gala Program
$2,000: Covers cost one Art.Work.Space. workshop entirely including artist stipends, supplies, and materials
Donor Recognition: Benefits from $500 level, as well as 2 General admission tickets to ACG’s Annual Fall Gala and ¼ page ad in ACG’s Gala Program
$3,000: Covers artist mentor stipends for a multi-day youth program AND/OR pays for materials needed for all in-house youth art programs
Donor Recognition: Benefits from $500 level, as well as 4 General admission tickets to ACG’s Annual Gala and ½ page ad in ACG’s Gala Program
$5,000: Pays for all the above, as well as help covers administrative and promotional costs
Donor Recognition: Benefits from $3,000 level, as well as Logo/listening on wall of Art.Work.Space.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Karina at development@albanycentergallery.org.

 

Without your help, Albany Center Gallery cannot sustain valuable youth art programming! You can either donate monetarily or purchase items from our registry!

 

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CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM 10 YEARS OF LOOK! YOUTH ART PROGRAMMING HERE