2012 annual campaign

In 2012, support from you and many others in the community helped RAC . . .

Host 20,000+ visitors / Present 13 exhibitions of work by 100+ artists / Provide 3,700 children with art-making and engaging activities / Fully-fund arts education collaborations with nonprofits that serve Rochester’s diversity / Continue to present Total Arts Day Camp and 3rd Floor Emerging Artists Series / Introduce RAC2: Local Artists Series for Rochester-area artists / Increase membership, attendance, and annual fund contributions / Conduct the public art collaboration A Community Color Study / Secure RAC’s largest ever support from the Minnesota State Arts Board / Host a reception for the Consul de Mexico / Generate support from local, state, national, and international foundations / Attract our new Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald / Continue as a premier gathering place for civic engagement, family celebrations, and regional entertainment / And much more . . . for which we again say THANK YOU.

In 2013, your ANNUAL FUND GIFT will again provide the Art Center with opportunities to . . .
connect our community to contemporary art | present artistic ideas with unique perspectives | imagine and present innovative and thought-provoking programs | serve the region’s diverse audiences | be a place that brings the community together

TIM EITEL – First major survey exhibition in U.S. by this internationally acclaimed German painter from the influential New Leipzig School | DAVID RATHMAN – First large scale survey exhibition by well-known Minneapolis artist | HENNY LINN KJELLBERG – World debut of Critical Mass by one of Sweden’s notable young ceramists | 3rd FLOOR EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES – Presenting the first solo exhibitions of four Minnesota artists | And more . . .

TASTES LIKE PAINT – Rochester’s only after-school visual arts program for teens | TOTAL ARTS DAY CAMP [K-8 students] and KIDS ART SUMMER CAMP [Pre-School] – Summer-time programs that engage scores of Rochester-area children with individual and group art-making projects and exhibition experiences

GOLDEN HILL EDUCATION CENTER – RAC’s photography project – “Adolescence Through the Lens” – uses disposable cameras to encourage the school’s teens to explore themes of Self-portrait, Family, Neighborhood, and Dreams

RAC2: Local Artists Series – In its second year, RAC2 offers exhibition opportunities that highlight the work and practices of Rochester-area artists | (K)NOW – RAC’s new lecture forum for thoughtful and critical conversations about contemporary art & life | LOCAL EVENTS – ARTBASH, Palette to Palate + Small Works Show, and Rochester’s premier venue for civic, community, family, government, and nonprofit gatherings and celebrations

By making the largest contribution you can at this time, your support demonstrates the value you place on arts and culture, represents your belief that art is essential in our lives, reflects your dedication to art excellence in the community, and helps RAC continue to make a difference for our community of visitors, artists, and learners. Thank you in advance for your generous 2012 ANNUAL FUND GIFT.

Your contribution in any amount can make a significant difference. Donate securely via Paypal using the button below, or mail your donation (along with this form) to:
Rochester Art Center
Attn: Annual Fund
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904