BENEFITING: PAINT CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ORGANIZER: PAINT CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
PAINT CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS wrote -
Support Paint Creek Center for the Arts in our quest to win the Art Van Charity Challenge. We are a small non-profit organization in the heart of Rochester that provides the local community with a portal for creativity, inspiration and imagination.
We work year-round to bring the nationally ranked Art & Apples Festival® to the community, a full spectrum of art classes (over 50 classes per term), a Michigan artist art market, and art exhibitions featuring the work of local emerging and established artists.
Why are we raising money and how will it be used?
We would like to enhance our current program offerings to include art therapy classes for children and adults with autism and military veterans. Existing studio classroom spaces will need to be adapted so we can offer this programming.
Additionally, PCCA would like to improve handicap accessibility into our historic building constructed in 1880. Currently, we have only 7 on-street parking spots in front of our building. This poses a challenge for our students, particularly those with disabilities or limited mobility that are carrying portfolios and supplies. Desired property updates below:
-Construct parking lot on owned land (12 dedicated spaces)
-Improve handicap accessibility by installing path from parking lot to the existing handicap ramp
Total project budget for these items are approximately $65,000. Funding required after this campaign will be sought through grants.