Support the Arts

Arts Center East is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on a variety of funding sources, including individual donations from visitors like you. Your generosity helps make possible all that we offer.

Arts Center East is home to a rich Arts Community. Support from the community ensures that we can continue to bring you educational and engaging exhibits, classes, and events. We are deeply grateful to all who have supported our programming and our mission to be an arts destination for all. Your generosity makes a big difference to everyone who comes through our doors and visits us virtually.

Become a Member

General Members of Arts Center East enjoy benefits like discounts on art purchases and discounted tickets to events.
Artist Members receive the additional benefits of being listed on our website, inclusion in our Members exhibits, and more!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Individuals can apply for Senior/Student Membership, Individual Membership, or Family Membership

  • Membership is renewable annually
  • Members receive a 10% discount on classes, gift shop purchases, and theater ticket purchases

ARTIST/ARTISAN MEMBERSHIP

APPLY TO BE AN ARTIST/ARTISAN MEMBER

Send your artist resume and statement to info@artscentereast.org with five (5) images you feel are representative of you as an artist. (Or use our application forms.) After your application fee has been received, we will review your application and notify you.

NOTE: Current Artist Members can apply for Signature Membership in the months of April, or September. Notifications will be made by May 30 or October 31, depending on the application cycle. Interested Artist Members can email your application pieces to info@artscentereast.org. Applications should include:

  • Five high-quality jpg images, at least 700 pixels wide
  • Recent bio, list of acceptances into juried shows, awards (at last three), memberships/affiliations, website
    NOTE: applications may submit their website as supporting material
  • Contact information including mailing address, email, and phone
    NOTE: Current Artist/Artisan Members can earn Signature Status by having won prizes in three ACE exhibits. Please submit a resume via email showing these awards. No additional application fee is required as long as membership is current.

Application fees can also be paid via check or credit card over the phone.

Artist Members receive the additional benefits of being listed on our website, inclusion in our Members exhibits, and more!

RENEW YOUR ARTIST MEMBERSHIP

Artist Members receive the additional benefits of being listed on our website, inclusion in our Members exhibits, and more!

Donor Categories

Clay Furniture Industries, Inc.
CMC Memorial Four Town Vet
NAEK Constructions Company, Inc.
Olenders
Photosynthesis
Santini Villa Apartments LLC
Stop & Shop – Giving Program
T&S Building and Remodeling
The Garden Barn Nursery

Susan Shimer Memorial Award

Sheryll Bedingfield
Kelly Taylor

Christine Acebo
Louise Cooke
John DeWolf
Joan Elias
Ellen Marmer
Margaret Morris
Paul Shimer
Catherine Shires
Jeanne Teraila
Gina Trusiewicz
Michael & Phyllis Winkler
Susan Winkel

Joyce Benson
Linda Byam
Catherine Candelaria
Anna Crawford
Deren Dagon
Ginny Emerson
Rozanne Hauser
Karen Kies
Terry Krieke
Marcia Pilch
Robin Rouse
Joan Sonnanburg
Tom & Lynn Sweet
Paulette Wlaszkiewicz

Arts Center East receives additional support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, CT Humanities, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Rockville Bank Community Foundation.