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Support the Future of the arts at the Morean Arts Center

Over the past century, St. Petersburg’s deep and unwavering commitment to arts education has helped propel artists to national recognition. We have become a community of self-expression. The Morean Arts Center strengthens the region’s arts community from every possible angle. It nurtures local artists, brings national and international artists to our community, celebrates the creative process, and cultivates a new generation of creators and collectors.  With your help we can continue this tradition as we train, cultivate and produce the aspiring artists of our community.

Each year the Morean curates more than 30 exhibitions of work in all media by a broad spectrum of artists, including those who are emerging, mid-career and established, as well as work by children.  Exhibition & Masterwork sponsorships cover the period of July 1st to June 30th.

As a community-based visual arts organization that has been part of the St. Petersburg cultural landscape since 1917, the Morean Arts Center, Glass Studio and Hot Shop, Morean Center for Clay and Chihuly Collection connect people with art through daily programming, offered 363 days each year.

We provide studio art classes in all media for all ages and abilities; art-making demonstrations in ceramics and glassblowing; K-12 and youth art education programs; and contemporary art exhibitions with influential and local artists. In 2016, we welcomed more than  130,000 visitors to one or more of our 4 locations in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Your support helps guarantee that future generations will not only be inspired by the art created and exhibited at one of the Morean’s four venues, but also has the ability to let that inspiration enable the artists of tomorrow.

We hope you share our profound belief in the need for St. Petersburg to have a vibrant and significant community art center which enriches our community and quality of life. Your gift can be the difference in a young artist being able to pursue their talents, help to fund upgrades to programming, or help a family of modest means offer their child a level of expression they may otherwise never know.Without donors like you, we would not be able to provide the exceptional programs that we do today. We urge you to consider supporting the Morean Arts Center. Simply click here.


Other great ways to give include:

Gifts of Securities
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that you have owned for more than one year and that have increased in value can be a substantial gift, with a low net cost to you. You receive a charitable deduction for the donation, which is based on the stock’s fair-market value on the date of the gift.

In addition, you avoid the federal Capital Gains Tax that would otherwise be owed on a sale of the asset. If the stock is worth less than you paid for it, it might be advantageous for you to consider selling it and using the cash proceeds to make a charitable gift. The amount of the gift can be a tax deduction, and the loss created by the sale may be used as a deduction from other taxable income.

The simplest way to donate stock to is through your broker.  Your broker can transfer your stock to the Morean Arts Center using the following information:

DTC:0235
Account #304-33725
Contacts: Julie Fisher, 727-825-7726
Address Info: 100 Second Ave. S.,  Suite 800, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701
E-mail: Julie.Fisher@rbc.com

Please contact Anna Kuhlman at 727-822-7872 ext. 2120 or Anna.kuhlman@Moreanartscenter.org to tell us about the gift so we can accurately attribute it to you.

Corporate Giving

The Morean welcomes corporate partnerships in the support of its educational mission to offer the highest quality art education and experience to all our students. Corporate contributions can assist in meeting our operating costs, bringing quality exhibitions for student and public enrichment, attracting the best students through scholarship donations, or by supporting one of the Morean’s signature events. Corporate involvement and support of the Morean offers a visible distinction that emphasizes a priority to arts and community enhancement.  We encourage your company to play a vital role by partnering with the Morean Arts Center.


Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!


 

To learn how you can support the Morean Arts Center, please contact:

development@MoreanArtsCenter.Org OR 727.822.7872 ext.2120