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Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on https://www.givemn.org/organization/Rum-River-Art-Center. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event.

Please join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives by supporting the growth of art in our community.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us win additional prizes! How? On November 15, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into additional prize drawings for GiveMN Golden Ticket which will be awarded as often as every 10 minutes. Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $500, $1,000 or even $10,000 for us!

The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day, the more our chances increase to receive those additional prizes. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

When we provide Free Family Art Day, Kids Art Fun Night and Vitality Arts classes, only a portion (if any) of what it costs us to put on the class is collected from the participants, leaving a yearly shortfall of $10,760 (see below for the financial case studies we did that brought us to that amount). We need your support to keep these classes affordable for our community. Our goal is to raise $10,000, and you can help us reach it!

Did you know that many employers will match employee donations? Use the following link to check and see if your employer will double your donation: https://doublethedonation.com/rumriverartcenter

Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 15 by visiting https://www.givemn.org/organization/Rum-River-Art-Center and making a donation.

Give to the Max Day Open House

Join us for a special Give to the Max Day event to help us continue to provide affordable art classes for our community! Our Give to the Max Day open house will feature class demonstrations including wheel throwing, plein air painting and more!

Date: Thursday, November 15

Time: 10am – 1pm

Donations will be accepted as we raise money so that we can keep art alive. No registration needed - just show up!

2017 donations were used for following programs

  • Monthly Free Family Art Days
  • Monthly Kids Art Fun Nights
  • New Vitality Arts programs for older adults
  • New wheel throwing pottery program

Free Family Art Day Financial Case Study
At Free Family Art Day we offer a free art class for the whole family. Members of the community are invited to come in and try out one of our lessons and bring along their family and friends. Participants can also get a tour of the art center and meet our pet, Buddy, the blind Shar Pei. When we put on a Free Family Art Day, it costs RRAC $200. These classes are free, so we do not collect any money through participant registrations. For each Free Family Art Day there is a cost of $200 that RRAC funds. We offer Free Family Art Days to provide individuals an opportunity to be creative through art with fellow members of the community for free, which according to many participants, is the reason why they are able to provide this experience for their families. We offer Free Family Art Days once a month. That leaves a yearly shortfall of $2,400 for Free Family Art Days.

Vitality Arts Financial Case Study
The Vitality Arts program is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in older adults. Classes are geared and designed to improve the health, well-being, and create a renewed sense of purpose mainly for adults ages 55+, but any adult can register. When we put on a Vitality Arts 8-week course, it costs RRAC an average of $20 per person per class. We collect an average of $14.38 per person per class through participant registrations. That leaves a difference of $5.62 per person per class unfunded. For a Vitality Arts class of 10 participants that means a difference of $56.20 per person per class unfunded. For an entire Vitality Arts 8-week course there is a difference of $449.60 that RRAC funds. We offer our Vitality Arts classes below cost to keep the classes affordable for participants as many of them live on fixed incomes. We offer Vitality Arts 8-week courses 4 times a year. That leaves a yearly shortfall of $1,798.40 per Vitality Arts class. RRAC offers 4 different Vitality Arts classes each 8-week session. That equates to 4 Vitality Arts classes 4 times a year for a total of 16 Vitality Arts 8-week courses each year. The total annual shortfall for Rumriver Art Center to put on all of these classes is $7,196.60.

Kids Art Fun Night Financial Case Study
At Kids Art Fun Night we provide parents/guardians an opportunity to enjoy a night out knowing their child is in a fun and safe environment. We provide a fun art project and teach the project with a step-by-step approach allowing the more experienced artists to move ahead and at the same time ensuring the novice artists feel confident. When we put on a Kids Art Fun Night, it costs RRAC $7.67 per child. We collect $5 per child through participant registrations. That leaves a difference of $2.67 per child unfunded. At our Kids Art Fun Nights, we have an average of 36 children. For one Kids Art Fun Night there is a difference of $97.20 that RRAC funds. We offer the Kids Art Fun Nights below cost to keep the classes affordable for participants, which according to many parents/guardians, is the reason why they are able to provide this experience for their children. We offer Kids Art Fun Nights once a month. That leaves a yearly shortfall of $1,166.40 for Kids Art Fun Nights.