The Art Center is about so much more than art. It is about the journey of art-making: the possibilities, the process, the mess, and the relationships forged and strengthened through a shared experience. It doesn’t matter if you are a budding artist or the next Picasso, taking a 15-week class or a summer camp, learning off-site through ArtReach or on Saturdays at ArtTroop—you have a place at the Indianapolis Art Center. We invite you to see our Art Center community at work: teachers connecting with students of every skill level and ability, artists of all ages learning and refining skills, and important stories being told through art.
It is only with your support that we are able to offer such a variety of classes and programs, as well as year-round exhibitions and grounds that are free and open to the public. Tuition only covers a small portion of the cost to operate our classes, studios, and programs—as many of our outreach programs, like ArtTroop, are free to participants in order to make them as accessible as possible. This means donations play a critical role in the Art Center’s future and any amount makes a difference. Please join us in celebrating the Art Center community this holiday season and make a gift today!
Your gift to the Indianapolis Art Center ensures that the Art Center can continue to provide art education, outreach and exhibitions to the community.
Your gift makes a creative impact by enabling us to:
- Offer 750 studio art classes, serving 4,500 students of all ages and abilities.
- Present 40 contemporary art exhibitions annually.
- Provide four award-winning outreach programs bringing art to youth in our city.
- Ensure that our studios are well-equipped, safe and inspiring creative spaces.
- Create more opportunities for our 300,000 annual visitors to engage in art.
There are several ways to make a planned gift and have a lasting impact on the Indianapolis Art Center. Each planned giving option has distinct tax advantages. The Art Center development staff welcomes the opportunity to prepare a proposal and discuss the benefits of various gift plans in greater detail.
Donors who make a planned gift in any amount with the Art Center are recognized through membership in the Renaissance Society. In addition to supporting the Art Center and its mission, donors can receive tax savings in the form of reduced capital gains, federal income and/or federal estate tax.
Planned gifts of $25,000 or more will be designated in the Renaissance Society as part of the Frank Springer Circle, which celebrates the legacy of the Art Center’s long-time board member and patron. During his life, Mr. Springer’s leadership was instrumental in the success of the Art Center, and his support continues today thanks to a generous gift from his estate.
To make an appointment to talk about planned giving options, please contact Kylie Kaspar, Individual Giving & Annual Fund Manager, at KKaspar@IndplsArtCenter.org or 317.255.2464 ext. 2240.
There are many ways to give to the Indianapolis Art Center, including in-kind gifts. These can be as valuable to us as cash, and they are also fully tax-deductible. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Kylie Kaspar, Individual Giving & Annual Fund Manager, at KKaspar@IndplsArtCenter.org or 317.255.2464 ext. 2240.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Art Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Choose the Indianapolis Art Center as your charitable organization and bookmark the link by clicking here.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Support the Art Center with your groceries! Once enrolled, just shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card to support the Art Center. Enroll in the program and choose the Indianapolis Art Center as your Kroger Community Rewards organization by clicking here.
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