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Art Center for Historic Downtown Siloam Spgs

$150 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 2 months
Created November 2, 2018
Our journey begins at this ugly old building. However, our destination truly is amazing! Won't you join us on this journey toward art and community?

This building is an amazingly strong structure despite its age; according to our findings so far we believe it is over 100 years old. It is the perfect size and location for a permanent home that includes a gallery space and community theater. Our vision is for a comfortable and safe place where people can come together and share their history, their culture and their dreams through the arts. Within these sturdy old walls we will host fine art galleries,  oratorical programs, classes, music series and of course, live theatre. But only with your help. This will be a public space and we will need your assistance in time, treasure and talent to make it happen. To be honest, mostly the treasure. It will be over $2 million dollars by the time it is all said and done. $200,000 is the purchase price and the rest will go to renovation. That may be where we call and time and talent from you. There is also the opportunity to assist with fundraising and events. If you would like to sign up you may do so on our our website on the CONTACT US  form.

The time is right. Art builds and encourages cultural awareness. Has Siloam Springs and the surrounding community ever been more diverse or disconnected? It is time to bring it together with the help of people who understand how art inspires positive growth in a community. If you are someone who loves what art can do for a community can you join our journey?

We have until April 1, 2019 to raise $200,000 for the purchase of this amazing space. On our way toward that landmark we have the support of a talented board who we believe have the combination of skills to make this happen. You can read about them here: Our Board 
 
The Board has agreed upon the following mission statement to guide us:
The Siloam Springs Center for the Arts (SSCA) exists to educate and encourage cultural awareness through visual/audio performance, theatrical production and educational opportunity in Siloam Springs and surrounding communities. We will accomplish this by curating and presenting exceptional art experiences that inspire community.

In order to support that mission our goals will be:

• Enhance downtown Siloam Springs by adding unique opportunities to view and participate in the arts through gallery displays, theater productions, presentations and classes.

• Become a creative force and educational resource for our community in order to positively influence the vitality of downtown Siloam Springs.

• Celebrate the intrinsic value of the arts in our community through entertainment.

• Encourage protection and enjoyment of the Ozarks by utilizing the arts to create awareness.

With your help we will purchase the M.E. Gaithers Mill building at 201 N. College in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on the first leg of the journey. Please feel free to give as little as $20 if that is what you can spare. Then share this message with your friends on social media or via email. Be sure to tell them why art is important to you and why you donated.

We are currently offering the following membership levels. You may donated here on gofundme.com or fill out the contact form  on our website for more information. We will gladly come to you and share our story. We would also love to meet with you to learn about any idea you have about collaboration or fundraising. Please reach out. 

Guest Membership
Available for any level listed below
If you would like to give a lasting present for a birthday, holiday, or any day, an SSCA membership is a wonderful way to give the gift of art and community! Your gift recipient will receive notification with their membership that the gift is from you and will enjoy the benefits of membership all year long. A Gift Membership is a great way to welcome your friends and loved ones into the Siloam Springs Center for the Arts. Give a Gift Membership today or schedule monthly billing for your membership by calling 479-238-3195.

Supporting Cast - $100
5% discount at events on merchandise
5% off classes and workshops
One free entry of art piece at select events

Brick & Mortar - $250
10% discount at events on merchandise
10% off classes and workshops
One free entriy of art piece at select shows
One behind the scenes tour at select events

Millstone - $1,000
Early notification of ticket availability for shows and events
15% discount at events on merchandise
15% off classes and workshops
Two free entries of art pieces at select shows
One behind the scenes tour at select events

Capital - $2,500
Early notification of ticket availability for shows and events
Free entry to select opening nights
Free admission to members-only events and exhibition preview parties
Two backstage passes to two events per year
20%  discount at events on merchandise
20% off classes and workshops
Two free entry of art piece at select shows

Accolade - $5,000
Name recognition in foyer of new building
Recognition at select exhibition and openings
Free entry to select opening nights
First choice of VIP seating and area for one selected event
Early notification of events and ticket buying options
Recognition as sponsor of a select exhibition or opening night
Opportunity to meet visiting artists and special guests
Free admission to members-only events and exhibition preview parties
20%  discount at events on merchandise

Capstone - $20,000
Prominent display at entrance to new building
Recognition at all major exhibitions and openings
Early and free entry to all opening nights
Two reserved VIP seating for all events
Personal tour of building prior to, during, and after construction completion
First choice of events and ticket buying options
Recognition as sponsor of one select exhibition or opening night
Ten invitations to sponsored exhibition opening reception or event
Opportunity to meet visiting artists and special guests as desired
Free admission to members-only events and exhibition preview parties
25% discount on gift shop purchases

You may donate here on gofundme.com and notate your level desired.

Feel free to call us with questions or to make an in person donations.

Our mailing address is SSCA, PO Box 7316, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.


Thank you so much for reading about our journey. We hope you will join us! Be sure to follow us on facebook  or instagram  to get updated invitations and news!
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Posted by Shawn Hunter
1 month ago
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We had an amazing response from the community during the Christmas parade. As Jan and I walked ahead of the float I was reminded of the need for cultural inclusion in our program. We have an amazingly diverse community and our Center will be a great way to bring them together and share what it is that make their culture unique. I am inspired and hope you will be inspired to share this journey with us.
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