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Giving

We are a grant- and donor-funded non-profit that serves ten counties of Eastern Oregon, advocating for artists, fostering creative expression, and supporting arts education. We need engaged citizens like you to help us make that happen.

Generosity comes in many forms. We appreciate and honor all donations we receive - large or small - and we see community-oriented giving as a sum greater than its parts. As we work to bring more arts opportunities into the community and support those that are already here, we empower your donation to become the best it can be.

We have several giving campaigns outlined below to give you an idea of what our greatest needs are, though we always accept open donations of any amount. See the bottom of the page to make a one-time or recurring donation that supports our general fund.

All donations to Art Center East are eligible for a tax deduction. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in La Grande, OR.

Giving

Pull up a Chair

We'd like to let you in on something we're really excited about. Between now and December 31, 2017, we're running a giving campaign to bring new chairs into our space.

Why new chairs? We want to increase Art Center East's role as a place for community gatherings, conversations, performances, meetings, and gallery talks, but it's hard to hear each other when we're all sitting in squeaky seats! ACE's lovely Carnegie library chairs have lots of use left in them, but not as the seating for large group gatherings. Help us replace them with a set of new, silent (& lighter weight), stackable folding chairs!

Our goal is to purchase a minimum of 32 chairs by the end of the year, to start 2018 off with a (silent) bang! To do that, we need to raise $1,000 by December 31, 2017 - the more money we raise, the more chairs we can buy. Make a donation, then check back for upcoming community events where we can offer you a seat that won't muffle your voice.

You may make your gift:

  • In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande
  • By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850
  • Via Paypal on the buttons below
$35 - buys one new chair
$100 - buys three new chairs
$500 - buys 16 new chairs

If you are interested in taking home one of our old chairs: For each $35 donation to the "Pull up a chair" campaign, we will part with one of our old chairs as a thank-you gift (while supplies last)! All donations to Art Center East are tax deductible. If you would like a chair thank-you gift, contact us at 541.624.2800 to make your donation.

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 Be an art (supply) super hero! 

We are always in need of art supplies - and super heroes to help us purchase them! Art Center East uses supplies for our diverse set of class offerings, as well as the following: our annual Arts for All community art-making festival, weekly art classes for at-risk youth in partnership with the Union County Juvenile Department (our part of the partnership is to provide a facility and supplies), our Art at the Market booth at the La Grande Farmers Market, and other community events.

You may make your gift:

  • In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande
  • By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850
  • Via Paypal on the button right here     
Art Supplies

Giving

Memorial Giving 

Consider a memorial gift to Art Center East in honor of someone whose life was inspired, comforted, or transformed by the arts. Memorial gifts honor the life of your loved one by keeping their passion alive, and passing it on.

It is up to you how your memorial gift is made. If you would like to include with your gift a statement or story about how the arts touched the life of your loved one, we encourage you to do so. Please confirm whether we have your permission to share that statement with the Art Center East community when we honor our donors in various ways. Memorial gifts may also be made anonymously. All monetary gifts - no matter how big or small - help us bring the arts into more lives.

If you are interested in creating a trust or naming Art Center East in your will, please contact Darcy Dolge: darcy@artcentereast.org

You may make your gift:

    • In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande.
    • By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850
    • Via Paypal at the link below:

Giving

Email accompanying memorial statements or stories to Darcy Dolge: darcy@artcentereast.org

Just a donation, please. 

We get it - you defy categorization. You're a complete original. We like that about you. Open-ended donations are an important source of support for maintaining and improving our facilities, funding our youth scholarship program, and a whole host of other tiny (but essential) expenditures. We'll put your generous gift toward our greatest need at the time of donation. Thank you for your support - it means much more to us than its dollar value.

You may make your gift:

In person: by stopping by Art Center East: 1006 Penn Avenue, La Grande.

By mail: Art Center East, P.O. Box 541, La Grande, OR 97850

Via Paypal at the link below:

Setup a Recurring Donation!

Your monthly contributions ensure the sustainability of our arts programming

THANK YOU!

How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment)
When would you like this donation to recur?
Recurring Donation Amount

Another way to make a donation…

The Oregon Cultural Trust also offers you another opportunity to support the arts in a unique way. If you make a charitable tax-deductible donation to an Oregon non-profit cultural organization such as Art Center East, you can make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust for a tax credit. For example, if you owe $1,000 in state taxes and you make a $100 matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you would pay only $900 in taxes.

Money donated to the Trust returns to Eastern Oregon in the form of grants and cash support for each county. Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust today! In 2016-17, Union County will receive over $9,000 in funding, which is administered by the Union County Cultural Coalition.

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