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Donate By November 1 & Your Gift Can Be Matched


Your support means more now than ever as we reopen our doors and serve our students and visitors with all the benefits of the arts during these most challenging times.

Thanks to our supporters, GAC provided free, virtual offering this spring, then a full summer of online classes, and even a virtual Craft Expo. Now we’re more ready-than-ever to benefit our community. With restricted gifts to our 50th Anniversary Fund, we were able to complete construction improvements to our school. With guidelines in place, there is plenty of room to safely welcome back students in a fresh and accommodating space, and it’s exciting to see them happily at work again.

Going forward, you can make a significant impact on our GAC community during this time of reduced revenue from tuition and absence traditional fundraising events. You can further bridge our financial gap and help us continue to provide programming.

Here is an added incentive to give: All donations – even pledges – made before November 1st will help us with a grant through the Connecticut CARES Act funding/COVID Relief Fund for the Arts. Some matching funds are available for all contributions received through November 1. Pledges need to be fulfilled before December 30.

It’s short notice, but this funding just became available from the state, and it’s exciting news for the arts and GAC. If you were already planning to donate this year, doing it now helps to increase your contribution!

Please help support our work in the following ways:
• To make a pledge, send an email to
• To make a donation now in any amount, click here.

You are the reason that GAC is surviving this period and looking toward better days ahead.
Thank you for your support and being part of our GAC community!

*photo of GAC summer photography class by GAC instructor Harold Shapiro