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:
20% 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 work in one of several offsite exhibit locations around Punta Gorda
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
Invitations to VAC unique events and festivals
Access to Visual Arts Center tools such as easels
Participate in portrait or life drawing studios and other affiliate groups specializing in jewelry, photography, plein air painting and more
Make use of our fully equipped pottery studio during Open Studio hours
Visit 985 arts, cultural and historical institutions for free or at discounted rates using the NARM sticker that comes with every Patron membership.
VAC Individual Membership Annually: New $60; Renewal: $55, or VAC Household Membership (for 2): New $90 ($45 each); Renewal: $80 ($40 each)
An Individual Membership is for one person and is renewable annually. A Household Membership comes with all the benefits of an individual membership but is for two people within a household at a discount of $30 per year ($15 per person).
PATRON MEMBERSHIP = VAC MEMBERSHIP + NARM MEMBERSHIP Patron Friend: $150.00 (Individual + 1 NARM) - $160 membership value or Patron Supporter: $250 (2 Individual + 2 NARM ($125 per person) - $320 membership value
A Patron Friend Membership or Patron Supporter Membership (for 2) comes with all the basic benefits of Individual membership plus a NARM membership (North American Reciprocal Museum Association). Patron Members are listed in the VAC Annual Report. Memberships renew annually.
Patron Advocate: $500.00 (2 Adults + 2 NARM + 2 Event Tickets + Facility Rental Discount). A Patron Advocate Membership is our highest level of membership, is for 2 people within a household, ($250 each), comes with all the basic benefits of a Patron Supporter Membership plus 2 complimentary event tickets, invitations to VAC unique events and a facility rental discount.
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 985 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.