As a nonprofit center for the visual arts we depend upon community support in the form of financial and in-kind donations. When you become a member of the Visual Arts Center your dues support programs, keep our facilities running and perpetuate the arts in our community.
While a membership is not required to take classes, participate in workshops or enter most exhibits, members receive the following benefits:
Discounts on classes and select workshops
Enter exhibits at a reduced fee
Free use of Goff Gallery for member-only exhibits
Rent Rebecca Hall for $25 per week
Exhibit your work in one of several offsite exhibit locations around Punta Gorda - get your work seen and sold!
Check out over 3000 art books, magazines and DVDs from the library
Sell your art in our Gift Shop
Receive newsletters and call for artists
Access to Visual Arts Center tools such as easels and artograph
Participate in portrait or life drawing studios and other alliate groups specializing in jewelry, photography, plein air painting and more
Make use of our fully equipped pottery studio during Open Studio hours
Visit 800 arts, cultural and historical institutions for free using the NARM sticker that comes with every Patron membership.
NARM Benefits for Patron Members
The Visual Arts Center is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM), providing members who join at a Patron Level the added benefit of free or low cost entry to over 800 participating facilities nationwide. Visit the NARM website to learn more.
Library Full of Art Resources
Only members can check out over 3000 art books, magazines and videos from our library filled with helpful resources. Library volunteers can also sell their artwork from the library.