Cocktails, and Dances, and Markets – Oh My!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hosting a slew of events: A Valentine’s Day Dance Party, a Winter Cocktail Fundraiser, a Funky February Art Market, and a handful of Artists’ Breakfast Clubs.

Undoubtedly, we’ve enjoyed these events just as much as the people who attended them. Whether we were dancing on our concrete floors for equality, enjoying the premiere of MAAG’s very-own theme song by St. Mad at the lovely home of Frank and Betsy Steel, or supporting local artists through conversation and collaboration, a great deal of laughter and fun was had.

Yet, in the midst of all these happenings, we’ve been pushing full steam ahead with one very substantial, serious goal in mind: Opening our doors full-time. However, before we can do that, we must first complete the second phase of our construction – our bathroom buildout.

Thanks to the generosity of those who attended our Winter Fundraiser (please see our “Thank You” letter here), as well as a $10,000 matching donation, we’ve been able to start this second phase which will include two handicap-accessible bathrooms.

Although this fundraiser catapulted us towards our goal, we’re not quite there yet. That being said, we still need your sustained support and generosity. If you haven’t donated to our Building Fund, please consider it by clicking on the aforementioned link or downloading this pledge form.


If you’ve already donated, please consider a second time ‘round. And if donations aren’t your thing, perhaps a membership is more your style. Regardless of which type of support you may choose, every donation (no matter how great or small) pushes us closer to opening full-time – and for that, we’re eternally grateful.

In that same spirit of giving, MAAG can promise you this: Our loyal and undying passion to enrich the Northwest community. Not only will MAAG be a place where artists gather to create, exhibit, teach, and sell their work, but it will also be a locale for community, in all its diverse and wonderful forms. Plus, here is just a taste of some upcoming events:

  • Workshops and Classes
  • Art Installations/Gallery Shows
  • Artists’ Breakfast Clubs
  • Solomon Levy Gallery Opening and Exhibit
  • Mural Arts Program Community Paint Days
  • After-School Programming
  • Cabarets
  • Live Model Drawing and Painting
  • Quilters’ Circles
  • Apprenticeship Programs for Young Adults
  • Photography Shoots
  • Writers’ Weekends
  • Poetry Readings

As Dorothy once said, “There’s no place like home.” So, with that sentiment in mind, please contribute whatever you can today and bring us closer to establishing our permanent artistic space – a place we can surely call “home.”

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