A Word From Our Executive Director

Thank you. Since we launched our Be the Spark! emergency funding campaign in late August, we have raised an amazing $20,120! We are almost halfway to our goal of raising $50,000 by December 31, 2020. If you’ve already donated, we thank you. Because of you, current and future artists will be able to work with glass as a medium right here in Kalamazoo. 

If you haven’t donated yet, it’s not too late. We appreciate that you have chosen to connect with Glass Art Kalamazoo. Keeping that connection to glass art in Kalamazoo helps not only our community of glass artists, but future glass artists as well. In 2019, through glass camp and individual demonstrations and classes, we were able to teach local kids the value of working with your hands, creative problem solving, and how to work as a team. 

One camper stated that he “never quite felt like he fit in at school, but at Glass Art Kalamazoo, he feels connected and wants to continue to create art.” Another camper noted that while she “liked art, she hasn’t found something she is really good at until now.”

Your gift makes stories like these future artists possible. Glass Art Kalamazoo’s goal is to be a place where everyone feels at home, pursues their glass art passion, learns from each other and inspires the next generation. If everyone on our email list would give just $5 (the cost of a fancy coffee), we would exceed our goal. Your tax deductible gift to Be the Spark! will make it possible for us to continue offering exceptional experiences in glass art and inspiring future generations of glass artists. 

There are three ways to give to Glass Art Kalamazoo (a nonprofit arts education center):

  1. Donate securely online here.
  2. Call us at 269-552-9802.
  3. Mail a donation to Glass Art Kalamazoo, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Thank you for being a part of our glass art community and for supporting future glass artists!

Carrie Vanderbush

Executive Director