Your Gift Makes a Difference for Students, Campers, Families, and More!

VisArts is fun for the entire family and accessible to everyone!

Emily Meyer has been taking Kim Swanner’s mixed-level wheel class on Tuesdays for six years. “Kim is wonderful. For new students, she’s hands-on. For experienced students, she’s encouraging.” Emily creates bowls, coffee mugs, and vases, which she sells at local craft fairs. She’s even gotten a few commissions!

Emily’s 11-year-old twins, Owen and Ella, have been taking classes and attending camp at VisArts for five years. Owen enjoys drawing and woodworking, and plans to sign up for a ceramics class. Ella loves drawing, working with glass, and creating mosaics. They’ve taken a comics class, participated in several day camps during the school year, and attend VisArts’ ATM (Art, Technology, and Movement) camp each summer. 

“VisArts has made a difference for us. It’s a welcoming, supportive, collaborative community – a great place to make, and spend time with, friends.”

Emily’s husband, Gabe, works for the federal government. During the January 2019 shutdown, he participated in VisArts’ highly discounted (and very popular) Coffee & Canvas class. “Gabe really appreciated the opportunity to be creative. It was good for him to get out of the house and interact with other people experiencing the same thing.”

“VisArts has opened the door to new creative paths for our family. We come here to recharge. We can’t imagine our lives without VisArts – it’s a necessity for us. Our world definitely wouldn’t be as bright if we weren’t part of VisArts’ community.”

Emily and her family support VisArts, and hope you will, too. “It’s important to have a place like VisArts in our community. There are art galleries, classes, camps, CREATE in Rockville Town Square, VisAbility Art Lab, and so much more. VisArts reaches out and includes everyone – it truly makes art accessible to all.”

VisArts is a non-profit arts organization that’s been transforming individuals and communities for more than 30 years. Your one-time or monthly gift has a direct impact on artists, curators, students, instructors, campers, volunteers, interns, and partner organizations – and makes it possible for VisArts to offer more than $40,000 in financial assistance to community members in need each year.

Please join us in raising $150,000 by December 31st. 

Thanks so much,       

Alice Nappy

Executive Director

VisArts is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization (EIN 52-1549839). Your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thanks to Our VisArts Ambassadors!

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