Shemer Expansion & Legacy Campaign

The Shemer Art Center is currently facing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. There is a parcel of land with a home on it immediately south of the art center that is for sale. Its location, surrounded on three sides by Shemer land, would provide the perfect opportunity for the Shemer Art Center to expand its highly desired offerings and legacy in Arizona, yet stay within its current property boundaries.

Current Shemer Art Center Site

Proposed Shemer Art Center Site
Conjoining the two parcels would allow the creation of an expanded Shemer campus with two educational buildings, an extended lawn and defined hardscape areas for events, plus additional sculptures, showcasing more Arizona artists!

The board of directors sees the acquisition of this land and building as an opportunity for the Shemer Art Center to potentially double its impact for the community!

THIS ACQUISITION WOULD PROVIDE THE SHEMER ART CENTER WITH:

  • additional space for more visual art classes, workshops, and lectures for adults;
  • more classrooms for a second set of Summer Camps, currently reaching over 130 children/month ages 6–13;
  • more space for a second After-School or Saturday Art Club for children ages 8-14, from public and Title I schools;
  • additional rooms for art classes for teens, ages 12-18; and
  • the opportunity to hire more instructors, and support and showcase more Arizona artists!

The current property owners are dedicated to working with the Shemer Art Center on this sale. But to make it happen we need to find a donor like Martha Shemer, or donors who are interested in showing their support of the arts, giving back to the community, and strengthening the legacy of this Arcadia neighborhood gem. We have the ability to explore various purchase options that will allow us to capitalize on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

But our time is limited, and we need your help!

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SHEMER EXPANSION & LEGACY CAMPAIGN

DONOR LEVELS

FOUNDER Name on Educational Building

  • $500,000 | Naming rights for the new building, in perpetuity
    • Name to be approved by City of Phoenix Parks Board upon donation of building to city.

Additional benefits include a 10-year Benefactor ($5,000) membership to the Shemer Art Center, invitation to private previews of all exhibitions prior to public opening, use of venue for one private event per year for 10 years, name on donor wall inside home as Founder, and recognition on Shemer Art Center website.

FOUNDER’S CLUB Name on Founders Sculpture to be Created for Grounds

  • $250,000 | Naming rights for the sculpture garden (one donor)
  • $150,000 | Naming rights for the entry lecture area (one donor)
  • $100,000 | Naming rights for one of three gallery rooms (first three donors)

Additional benefits include a 10-year Sustaining ($2,500) membership to the Shemer Art Center, invitation to private preview of all exhibitions prior to public opening, name on donor wall inside home as part of Founder’s Club, and recognition on Shemer Art Center website.

LEGACY CLUB Name on a Shemer Art Center Art Studio or the Gift Shop

  • $50,000 | Naming rights for one of four art studios (first four donors)
  • $25,000 | Naming rights for gift shop (one donor)

Additional benefits include a 10-year Advocate ($1,000) membership to the Shemer Art Center, name on donor wall inside home as part of Legacy Club, and recognition on Shemer Art Center website.

ARTISTS CIRCLE Sponsorship of a Shemer Art Center Exhibition or Art Lecture

  • $20,000 | Sponsorship of five visual art exhibitions (one each year for five years),
    • i.e. “Sponsored by the Smith Family” or “John Smith” (first 10 donors).
  • $10,000 | Sponsorship of five art lectures (one each year for five years),
    • i.e. “Sponsored by the Smith Family” or “John Smith” (first 12 donors)

Additional benefits include name on donor wall inside home as part of Artists Circle, and recognition on Shemer Art Center website.

PATRONS CIRCLE Name recognition on custom-made ceramic tiles, to be used in design for wall or walkway

  • $5,000 | Name recognition in honor of on large, diamond-shaped tile
  • $2,500 | Name recognition in honor of on medium-size square tile
  • $1,000 | Name (only) recognition on small rectangle tile

Additional benefits include recognition on Shemer Art Center website.

Donor Levels – Click the Down Arrow to Select a Level