Downtown Fairhope Business Association


Thank you to our December Art Walk (aka North Pole Stroll) Sponsor, Downtown Fairhope Business Association!

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.


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


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.


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.


The Courtyard Gallery, 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

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 $600.


In March the Art Center hosts an Outdoor Art Festival that attract 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. Event sponsorships begin at $600 and can be tailored to specific needs and budget.


Academy Sponsorships include our children’s Summer Bash Program or gifts to sponsor scholarships for children in need.


Please contact Kate Fisher 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.

Puttin’ on the Gritz


Our 3rd annual “Puttin’ on the Gritz” fundraiser was a huge success, thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, attendees and ESAC Staff/Board! We look forward to another year and will have sponsorship opportunities available as we enter 2018. Thank you!!


Sponsorships are what make a fundraising event a success. Please contact Kate Fisher 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.

Current Sponsors


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