Sedona AZ (April 4, 2014) – Sedona Arts Center is one of the nearly 1,000 nonprofit organizations expected to participate in Arizona Gives Day, an online fundraiser initiative, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Arizona Gives Day will bring together Arizonians from across the state to raise awareness and financial support for a variety of nonprofit organizations. Sedona Arts Center is seeking donations to help build a strong scholarship fund to benefit students in need.
The School of the Arts offers instruction in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, writing and more. The school hosts over 200 diverse opportunities each year including community classes with exceptional instructors, unique workshops with nationally-known artists, and field expeditions to exotic locales. Last year Sedona Arts Center awarded over $10,000 in scholarships to student artists who would not have been able to participate in art workshops and classes without the additional funds. Your contribution will help to share the world of art with students who would most benefit from a scholarship!
Here’s what some of our scholarship recipients have said:
“I applied and was happy that I was chosen to receive a scholarship and began taking classes in oil painting with Gretchen Lopez. I fell in love with painting! I have taken every one of Gretchen’s painting classes my schedule would allow since then. Gretchen is a wonderful teacher and I have become so encouraged at my progress and my desire that I have enrolled full-time at Yavapai College to pursue a degree in Fine Arts.”
“I couldn’t have made the progress that I did this year without the scholarship. Being here is great and the staff is wonderful.”
Communities flourish and people are united through the arts and organizations like Sedona Arts Center (SAC). SAC has been a cultural and educational anchor in Sedona for over half a century. It has continuously contributed to the quality of life in our community by providing arts education, developing emerging artists and stimulating Sedona’s economy by drawing students, acclaimed artists and faculty from all over the world to participate in classes and workshops. It has created a place for people to gather, share their visions and slowly construct a community that is praised today as one of the finest art communities in the country. Centers like this are a vital and important resource we should always strive to preserve.
Help build a strong Scholarship Fund today!
The Sedona Arts Center is located at State Route 89A & Art Barn Road in uptown Sedona. The Galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The School of the Arts offers classes, workshops and field expeditions year-round. For more information, visit SedonaArtsCenter.org or call 928-282-3809.