SPONSOR

WE APPRECIATE ALL GIFTS LARGE AND SMALL

Thank you to our April 2021 First Friday Sponsor: Wynona’s Insurance Agency

Contributions to the Eastern Shore Art Center are vitally important and very much appreciated. Gifts large and small support exhibitions, education programs, festivals and special events. There are many ways to support the Art Center. Some giving opportunities are listed below.

 

ANNUAL GIVING
Unrestricted contributions throughout the year support the Art Center’s daily operating expenses.

 

MEMORIAL GIFTS
A gift to the Art Center is a lasting tribute and thoughtful way to remember a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor friends and family.

 

CHARITABLE GIFTS, ANNUITIES & BEQUESTS
Provide for the Art Center’s future and your own! Learn how donors receive tax benefits and income for life through charitable gift annuities. Become a member of ESAC’s Philanthropists Circle with a bequest or other planned gift.

 

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
The Studios and other areas can be named for you, a company or memory of the donor’s family.

 

The Eastern Shore Art Center depends solely on contributions, grants, memberships and fundraising to continue our mission of bringing art and art instruction to the residents and visitors of the Eastern Shore.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Bryant Galloway Whelan at 251.928.2228 ext.100 to discuss specific gifts or if you have any questions.

 

Your generous online contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law. The Eastern Shore Art Center will not sell, trade, or give a donor’s personal information to any individual or entity for any reason without their written permission.

Contributions to our new fundraiser will help us continue the following events and programs: Community Outreach, Exhibits, First Fridays, Outdoor Art Show, Academy, etc.

2021 WHITE LINEN NIGHT SPONSORS:

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$5,000

Mercedes-Benz of Mobile

 

BENEFACTOR 

$2,500

Gulf Coast Events and Rentals

 

PATRON

$1,000

Cardiology Associates / Dr. Brian and Sharon Dearing

Prestwood Law Firm

Dr. And Mrs. Thomas C. Myers

Pittman-Brown Building Company

Red or White

 

DONOR

$500

Dr. Paul & Rebecca Canale

CK Collection / CK Collection Men’s

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Harper Technologies

Sandy and Philip Hodgson

Kalifeh Bedsole Adams, P.C.

Mannings Piggly Wiggly

Mobile Bay Realty

Bill & Susan Munson

Roberts Brothers Inc. Real Estate

 

APPRENTICE

$250

Linda Lou Parsons / Roberts Brothers Inc. Real Estate

The Ed Douglas Fan Club

Each March, the Art Center hosts the Outdoor Art Show that attracts regional, national and international artists. Sponsorships for this event would include your business listed in all promotional materials, on our website (along with a link to your business), hospitality tent and signage.  This year’s event has been postponed to April 30-May 2, 2021.

 

Contributions to our new fundraiser will help us continue the following events and programs: Community Outreach, Exhibits, First Fridays, Outdoor Art Show, Academy, etc.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 AWARD SPONSORS

Each year the Eastern Shore Art Center awards $10,000 in prizes to artists made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.

 

Isabel Jackson Best of Show Award $2500
In memory of former ESAC Board President & Outdoor Art Show Chair, Isabel Jackson

 

Bob Mullican Award First Place Award $1500
Sponsored by Hargrove Foundation
In memory of long time Co-Chair of the Outdoor Art Show and arts supporter, Bob Mullican

 

Painting – First Place $500
Sponsored by Prestwood Law Firm

 

Photography – First Place $500
Sponsored in honor of Mary Van Antwerp by Torrey Van Antwerp Dekeyser, Mary Alden Van Antwerp and Nancy Van Antwerp Shaneyfelt

 

Drawing & Graphics – First Place $500
Sponsored by Long’s A/C & Refrigeration

 

Sculpture – First Place $500
Sponsored by Barbara Casey in honor of Fran Faust Slade

 

Edith Harwell Ceramics – First Place $500
Sponsored by Gaye Lindsey

 

Mixed Media – First Place $500
Sponsored in memory of Frederick Alan Marchman by Elizabeth Edgar, Robert Marchman and Louise Meredith

 

Fine Craft & Fine Jewelry – First Place $500
Sponsored by Renee & Mike Wilber in honor of Tut Riddick

 

Merit Awards – $300 each in all categories
Made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

 

2020 FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK SPONSORSHIPS

Each month the Art Center hosts First Friday Art Walk receptions. Over 450 people will attend during this 2-hour exhibit opening, visit with friends over a glass of wine and enjoy the music. Your business is listed on the First Friday Art Walk brochure and website as well as gallery signage for the month of the exhibit. The cost of a First Friday sponsorship is $700.

GRANTS & SUPPORTERS ($500+)

Dr. Robert Bantens

City of Fairhope

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Donaldson

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ebert

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Edwards

Mrs. Trudy Garrison

Mapp Family Foundation

Mrs. Lucy McVay

Anna & Jay Miller

A.S. Mitchell Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Prestwood

Mr. & Mrs. Allan Rowe

Sybill Smith Charitable Trust

Mary Streu

Welind Trust

Fairhope Website Services