Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I find out about happenings at ACE?
- When are you open?
During exhibits, the gallery is open Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm, with some extended hours for special events. Classes are offered outside of gallery hours, and are scheduled by the instructors. Live music nights and theater performances also occur outside of gallery hours.
- Is ACE ADA Compliant?
Yes! Arts Center East is ADA compliant and prides itself on being an accessible space.
- Who are your Artist Members?
Current Artist Members are listed on our website. Accepted Artist Members are guaranteed participation in the Annual Artist Members’ Exhibit. ACE receives at 20% commission on members’ art sales (opposed to 30% on non-members’ art sales). Artist Members also receive a 10% discount on classes, gift shop purchases, and theater performances at ACE. Membership is renewable annually. Click here to learn more about becoming an Artist Member.
- What comes with being an ACE member?
ACE Members receive 10% discounts on classes, gift shop purchases, and theater performances at ACE. Membership is renewable annually. Click here to become a member.
- How is ACE funded?
Arts Center East is a 301(c)3 nonprofit organization. Funding comes from a combination of grant sources, our annual appeal, and business sponsorships, as well as individual contributions. Additional funding comes from class and workshop tuition, membership dues, exhibit entry fees, ticket sales, and gift shop and art sales.
- How can I support ACE?
You can make your tax-deductible donation to Arts Center East via PayPal, or send a check to Arts Center East at 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066. You can also support ACE by becoming a volunteer to help with the exhibits and events we hold year-round, or by becoming a member.
- How can I show my art at ACE?
Arts Center East holds several juried shows every year, open to the public. Descriptions and drop-off dates for each exhibit are listed on the website and social media as they approach. You can also rent gallery space at Arts Center East to show your art.
- Do you take art supply donations?
Arts Center East is actively looking for donations to start our ceramics and pottery program:
- Large pieces of plywood (in decent condition) to reinforce shelves and for canvas boards
- Large pieces of heavy canvas
- Large rolling pins
- Any ceramics or art carving tools
- Art Aprons
- Large sponges
- Pottery fettling knives
- Needle tools
- Wire clay cutters
We do accept other donations of art supplies, cleaning supplies, and office supplies. All proposed donation offers can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all donations made to support Arts Center East and its artist community!