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
Rent Rebecca Hall for $25 per week per wall
Exhibit work in one of several offsite exhibit locations around Punta Gorda
Check out over 3,000 art books, magazines and DVDs from the library
Opportunity to apply to sell your art in the Gift Gallery
Receive newsletters and Call for Artists
Invitations to VAC unique events and festivals
Participate in portrait or life drawing studios and other affiliate groups specializing in jewelry, photography, and more
Visit over 1,000 arts, cultural and historical institutions for free or at discounted rates using the NARM sticker that comes with every Patron membership.
Annual VAC Individual Membership Overview
New Individual Member: $80
New Household Membership for Two: $130 ($65 each)
Renewal Household Membership: $120 ($60 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).
Annual VAC Patron Membership Overview
New Patron Friend: $175 (1 Individual + 1 NARM), a $180 membership value
New Patron Supporter: $300 (2 Individual + 2 NARM) $150 per person, a $360 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.
A Patron Advocate Membership is our highest level of membership, is for 2 people within a household ($250 each) and 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 1,000 participating facilities nationwide. Visit the NARM website to learn more.
Art & Supply Store
Shop in the Art & Supply Store with monthly specials just for members. Specialty Art Class Kits, Paint (Watercolor, Acrylic & Oil), Brushes, Canvas, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Ink, Charcoal, Pastels, Erasers, VAC Logo Items, and more.
We are a community of volunteers who know how to have fun! The success of our day to day operations, special events, exhibits and festivals depends on the generous time our volunteers give. Learn more on our Become a Volunteer page (click here).
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.