ALL TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO DA VINCI ART ALLIANCE SUPPORT:
Our partnership with Atria Senior Living Center, providing mixed media workshops for residents in their Memory Care Unit.
Through our partnership we provide mixed media workshops for residents of Atria Senior Living Life Guidance Memory Care Unit. Memory care is a specialized type of service specifically for individuals facing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other types of memory impairment =. As DVAA Board Member and project lead Linda Dubin Garfield says, it is a true blessing to be able to provide them with a creative outlet and much needed community. The power that art has to bring us to the present is crucial in the development of people facing the effects of dementia and loss of their memory.
DVAA has been running workshops with the memory care unit that will culminate in a small exhibition as part of our May exhibition, Then and Here in Gallery 1 at DVAA. We will continue these workshops through the rest of this year and present a large-scale exhibition of their work at Atria this winter. Many experts say that visual art and music can often awaken memories of people, places and experiences from the past. We are honored to bring our form of creative engagement to Atria Senior Living Center and most importantly, we need your help to continue this work!
Membership Enrichment Program
Our Membership Enrichment Program offers subsidized memberships to under-resourced artists, providing them with access to our brilliant community of makers, creatives and art-lovers ($75 per membership). Access for one artist per year costs $120, including 6 show entry fees at $20 a piece.
Free Entry to 35+ Exhibitions Annually
All DVAA exhibitions are free and open to the public and we rely on your support to sustain our wonderful public space of community-building and artistic refuge. Major goals in our 2016-2018 strategic plan were to diversify our member artist base, involve new young artists, and grow our audience. The most evident way we tackled this goal is through our exhibitions. In 2017, artists under 30 presented 6 of 11 shows in our members’ exhibition program - a 556% increase from 2015. In 2018 we saw our audience grow from 556 (2015) to over 8,880 visitors. In 2019 we continued to develop our audiences with partner exhibitions that provided specific opportunities for under-served artists. Recently, we presented two exhibitions, at and inspired by Lightbox Film Center’s quarterly programming that explored radical Latin American photography from the 60’s and 70’s and an exhibition of queer narratives, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. All of our exhibitions, collaborations and public art offerings are all made possible by the generous support of our community.
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