Will you help celebrate the next generation of great artists?

My name is Cara, and I’m the Learning & Programs Coordinator for the WAG-Qaumajuq Studio. Some of you may know the magic of the Studio well – from your kids taking classes, your friends, or you’ve taken one of our classes yourself. If so, I’m so glad we’ve been able to share in that joy together.

 I’m usually behind the scenes, helping children find the right programs for their creativity so they can grow and discover themselves through art. It’s amazing and rewarding – every single day.

Today, I’m writing to you with a very important request – important for the children and youth I work with. Every month, more than 550 young and excited artists take classes at the WAG. They are truly amazing creators and, as you can see, many of their pieces could easily be in the galleries.

I’m writing to you today to help accomplish a dream of ours.

Imagine: a way to share art created by young people with everyone: with you, with other budding artists, with families, and with the public in a brand-new gallery space. The Through the Eyes of a Child gallery will be home to an ever-changing exhibition featuring our community’s amazing young artists.

Will you please help create this year-round community exhibition space?

The new gallery will be public and available to all, housed between the WAG and Qaumajuq buildings on the 4th floor. The art will be on view all year, every year, in the heart of WAG-Qaumajuq, and adjacent to the Studio.

Can you picture how excited and proud young artists will be to have their work in an exhibition? Your caring will show them and other children and youth that their creativity and voices are valued, and encourage them to continue their artistic expression.

These youth will be the next generation of artists, and curators, as the exhibitions will be hung and designed by the young artists themselves.

It will take $21,000 to build the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition space. Will you consider giving to help create this new gallery?

  • $295 creates one of 52 exhibitions
  • $874 builds one of four display walls for drawings
  • $1,050 creates a display shelf for one ceramics class
  • $1,560 provides for one of two displays for digital works
  • Or, you can help to keep classrooms fully supplied – with markers, paint, pencils, and more – for the year with gifts of any size.

You can make a gift, right now, to help build this space for our community’s emerging artists and to inspire others to share their creativity.

Please know that every gift truly makes a difference, and will be fully appreciated by 112 classes of young artists this year alone. Thank you so much for your caring and generosity.

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