Annual Appeal



Dear Guilford Art Center Students, Supporters, Members & Friends:

We so appreciate your support of Guilford Art Center. Please donate to our Annual Appeal and help us continue our work Creating Art & Community.

Our Vision: Guilford Art Center is the primary resource for arts education and enjoyment on the shoreline and in greater Connecticut, through classes in the visual arts, gallery exhibitions, a shop of unique works by American artisans, and events that creatively engage and inspire. The Center gathers and strengthens community, fostering self-expression, ideas-sharing, and common understanding.

Our Values:

  • Community participation in the arts: creating, enjoying, learning, for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Preservation of craft traditions and fostering of artistic innovation.
  • Collaboration and welcoming social opportunities, for an inspiring, inclusive, and supportive learning environment.
  • Instructional excellence by highest quality teachers.
  • Support of American-made art.

Our programs are only possible with the support of our donors, who value the arts and education. We recently launched a popular Unified Art class, for youth students with and without intellectual disabilities working together, and are planning a similar program for adults. Extending our welcome ever wider is something we could not do without you.

As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2017, your support for our place in our community is something we treasure. On behalf of the board of directors, students, teachers, and staff, we thank you for your consideration of this request.


Maureen Belden
Executive Director

Board of Directors
Susan Brady, Stephanie Donegan Dietz, Nina V. Donnelly, Chris Goetsch, Alexandra Gross, Sara O. Nelson, Amy Peters, Cathy Seibyl, Pam Stoddard, Richard Tuchman, Mace Vitale, Steve Yardan, Judith Young



To Pay Online:
To make your secure transaction online, please click on the Donate Now link below, and enter your contribution amount in the space provided. Suggested donations: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $25, or other.

In the “Additional Notes” field provided, please indicate:
• if this donation is eligible for Matching Gifts from your employer
• your name as you would like it to appear in recognition

To Pay by Mail:
Please download a copy of our Annual Appeal form and mail it, along with your contribution to:

411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

(Make checks payable to GUILFORD ART CENTER.)

To Pay by Phone:

Please have your credit card information ready, and call the GUILFORD ART CENTER at 203.453.5947.