Dear art lovers, theater goers, students, parents, artists and musicians:
Have you noticed the brilliant Horse statues around town in the summer or the pieces by local artists hanging in the library or the train station? Perhaps you've visited the Tempered By Memory sculpture in High Rock Park or wandered through the fabulous fine art & design fair in Congress Park in September. Have you ever made it downtown on New Year’s Eve for First Night? All of these Saratoga Arts projects bring our community to life, and your support is what makes these programs possible.
Inside our gallery at the Arts Center we are no less active, presenting over twenty exhibitions annually. From painting the walls to hanging the pieces, the printed materials, and cash prizes for artists in a juried show, each of our six main shows costs approximately $4,000 to produce - but our galleries are always free and open to the public to help us fulfill our mission of making the arts accessible to everyone.
Open access is a constant that runs through all of our programming. The families of the young artists in our summer programs, for example, find an array of affordable quality art, theater and literary programs, with scholarships available to those who need them, and Saratoga Arts also picks up the bill for camp supplies (paper, sponges, squirt bottles, paints, markers, pencils, glue, sequins, rubberbands, string, balloons and more). Even as material costs increase we hold camp tuition steady so that our camp programs remain within reach.
If you are someone who has benefitted from our programming- or even if you value the availability of these programs for all - now is your chance to step up and give back.
One way to support Saratoga Arts is by becoming a member. Membership dollars help fund all of the programs above, but also include some great benefits. If you are already a member, please don’t stop there; click on the link below and make a donation. $50 will cover supplies for 3 art campers, $100 will let us present an art award for an emerging artist, $250 will help to sponsor one summer camp student in need of a scholarship; $500 will let us repaint and patch our gallery walls after each show for the entire year, $1,000 will sponsor a First Night artist. Any amount will help; if you answer "yes" to the question “Has Saratoga Arts made a positive difference in my life and in my community?” you will know why your support matters.
Join us as we grow and transform more lives through the arts. Please consider making a contribution today!
Saratoga Arts is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductable as allowed by law.