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CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
We like to say, no donation is too small OR too big! Your gift of $10 up to $999 are greatly appreciated and can be offered monthly or as one donation a year. Our Monet Circle of Friends program is designed to help underwrite our low cost and no cost art programs delivered in the Studio or with our Mobile Art Van.
Your gift of $1,000 and up automatically enrolls you in our Monet Circle of Friends program. Instead of a costly gala we invite our Monet Circle to join us for a Gratitude Reception held each January and hosted by one of our supporters. This year our Monet Circle Gratitude Reception will be held at our new facility in La Quinta. We want our donors to see where their money and generosity is being put to good use.
With your valued support we are able bring art to those who need it most, including at risk youth, seniors and other underserved populations. Your gift will help us offer free programming or reduced fee levels for those with financial challenges, and bring art experiences to those without transportation, like many senior citizens and children. You may also choose to designate your gift to any area or organization we already serve. Significant gifts may allow us to add new classes to existing programming or to serve new groups.
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In December 2015 Old Town Artisan Studio launched a Capital Campaign to raise $5.5 million to build the “ART PARK OF THE DESERT” – a community arts and education center. The interactive art park is designed to be completely sustainable with rental studios and event spaces.
In the first six months, the campaign has raised $830,000 and in June the campaign received an anonymous gift of $1.5 million, which was immediately followed, by an additional gift of $30,000 from Skutt Ceramic Products. Although the campaign has raised $2.2 million, the Board of Directors realized that the original cost to build the Art Park were escalating. A search to find an existing building seemed to be a more economical approach. Two days later the new property was discovered, an offer was made and the new location for the Old Town Artisan Studios was announced as 78-046 Calle Barcelona in La Quinta.
Finding an existing building reduced our capital campaign needs from our original $5.5 million to just over $2.5 million. “It was truly a miracle,” says Victory Grund founder of Old Town Artisan Studio in 2009 “It is the perfect setting for the permanent home for Old Town Artisan Studio.” The interactive art park has plans to offer a performing arts area, a storytelling mound, painting easels, glass and ceramic studios as well as graffiti wall and even chalk art. “We are still working on raising just under $1million to cover the building retrofit improvements and pay down our loan, but the purchase of the existing property allowed us to serve the community much earlier than building a new space.” said Grund.
Old Town Artisan Studio was founded in La Quinta in 2009 by Visionary Victory Grund, and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Largely due to the generosity of our donors and hard work by our staff, we have paid down the original mortgage and renovation cost of $2.8 million to $375,000 in less than three years. Being debt free will ensure the future of Old Town Artisan Studios mission – to guarantee art stays in the lives of so many in the Coachella Valley.
We are grateful to all donors who support our mission. Your generosity makes it possible for us to offer art experiences to everyone despite age, disability or financial disadvantage.
For more information about donating to the Studio, contact our Executive Director, Thomas Burns by phone at 760-777-1444, or by email at Thomas@oldtownartisanstudios.org Click the button above to make your donation by credit card or you may mail a check to the studio at 78-046 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253