Northwest Art Center

A nonprofit organization

$410 raised by 6 donors

8% complete

$5,000 Goal

Mission

The Northwest Art Center (NWAC) enhances lives by teaching the value of art, ideas, expression and creativity through quality visual art education for all ages and abilities.

Description

The Northwest Art Center is the only nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to serving the rural and neighboring communities of the Snoqualmie Valley area. Founded as a non-profit in 2010, NWAC strives to make art available to all. Our goal is to provide a diverse, creative, and inspiring curriculum for kids and adults alike. NWAC offers drawing, painting, pastels, pottery, after school programs, summer camps, adult paint nights, workshops with local artists, private events and much more.

With your support NWAC will be able to continue to provide our community with quality art programs that promote self-expression, socialization, visual and abstract thinking, as well as a studio space that is safe, affirming, and inspiring - a space where our community can Gather, Create, and Thrive.

NWAC offers several programs that are free and open to the public. We serve a wide range of people from all walks of life, from various racial, socioeconomic status and ethnic groups living in and around the Snoqualmie Valley. We also provide art experiences for seniors, young adults with disabilities and families recovering from abuse and homelessness through important partnerships.

NWAC is supported by adult and youth volunteer hours annually. Students from the local high school art club, honor society and robotics clubs volunteer annually. Adults donate countless hours to assist with open hours, open studio time, organizing, inventory, marketing, teaching assistance and much more.

NWAC supports arts in local schools by helping in the classrooms, leading activities, and creating arts-based field-trip opportunities. NWAC also works to promote art appreciation and stewardship by engaging the community in art and creating outreach events that have the arts at their core, including public art events. Through these efforts, NWAC supports access to art to over 5,000 community members of all ages and abilities annually.

Help NWAC revitalize the Snoqualmie Valley and neighboring communities, through your financial donation to keep Art Alive and Thriving.

Recognition

The Northwest Art Center was originally founded in 2004 by two local artists, Susan Jenkins and Dianne Brudnicki, who shared a passion for art and wanted to provide a space for area residents to take art classes, buy art supplies, and view artwork. Dianne later left the business to start a new venture while Susan stayed on to see the art center into its next chapter.

In 2008, as the economy began to falter and family budgets became constrained, Susan realized that the only way to continue to provide quality visual art education to the community was to become a non-profit organization. In April 2009, the Northwest Art Center officially became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN #27-0242357).

Since becoming a nonprofit, we have been able to provide the opportunity for hundreds of area children, youth, and adults to benefit from art education and engage hundreds more in the arts through our community outreach efforts. This would not be possible without the generous support of area individuals, businesses, local governments, and foundations.

Some Northwest Art Center Partnerships Include:

Acres of Diamonds to provide art for families in need.

Duvall Hopelink Place Housing to provide art for families in need.

Riverview School District: Cedarcrest Highschool Art Club to provide an annual gallery exhibit celebrating youth creativity.

Northwest Art Center is supported by sponsorships and grants including but not limited to:

4Culture
100 Women Who Care
Duvall Foundation for the Arts
ArtsWA
City of Duvall
Duvall Cultural Commission
Rotary Club of Duvall

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Northwest Art Center

Tax id (EIN)

27-0242357

Category

Arts & Culture

Address

PO Box 1434
Duvall, WA 98019

Service areas

Duvall, WA, US, 98019

Carnation, WA, US, 98014

Monroe, WA, US

Redmond, WA, US

Woodinville, WA, US

other

425-788-5900

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