Wish List


At the Shemer Art Center we recognize that sometimes our patrons have access to items that we might need, and in support of our operations they might prefer to donate items rather than make a financial contribution.  So in recognition of this opportunity the Shemer Art Center has compiled a Wish List to fulfill specific needs. We work to keep our list current, but if you have any questions regarding anything listed here or any specific needs we might have, please feel free to call us at 602-262-4727 for more information.

Advertising & Marketing
Assistance with printed copies, costs to print new class catalogues, venue rental packages and other marketing materials.  For events, assistance with an advertising budget or support of other promotion opportunities such as flyers, church bulletins, banners and signage.

Outdoor Signage – We are currently seeking a donor to help us improve our event signage.

New Easels – $150 each to Adopt-An-Easel that includes a recognition plaque and a $100 supporter membership.

Naming Opportunities
We are currently seeking sponsors interested in naming rights to our Exhibit Galleries and Studios.  Perfect for philanthropic Valley families looking for ways to leave an arts legacy.

Other projects we would like to develop include a Sculpture Garden Walking Tour Map and an Audio Tour – the cost for both of these is estimated to be approximately $5,000.

Sponsorship of New Programs

  • Neighborhood Nights: Each with a Performance and Outdoor Art Element – $1,000 per event
  • Conversation & Art: Monthly lectures, as a series to take place at the Shemer.  $500 sponsors for each lecture or $3,000 for the series naming rights.
  • Artist Cafes (for artist networking, professional development, etc.) – $250 per event
  • Sponsorship of our children’s classes, including instructor materials – Please call for specific programs and details.
  • Summer camps and educational outreach programs – $5,000 for title naming rights, $2,500 to support

Signature fundraising events in 2017 with various levels of major sponsorships:

  • Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival
    • $1,000/$2,500/$5,000
  • Sunday @ Shemer Family Arts Festival
    • Three levels of major sponsorship – $1,000/$2,500/$5,000
  • Shemer Honors
    • $1,000/$2,500/$5,000/$7,500 and $10,000
  • Southwest MicroLiving
    • $1,000/$2,500/$5,000/$7,500


  • New Horizons Student Art Exhibit –
    • $50, $75 & $100 Sponsorships plus Exhibit Sponsorship – $1,000

Summer Camps Tuition Assistance:

  •        Scholarship Fund – $225/class

Special Opportunities
Competitive Juried Installation for Outdoor Private Dining Area – $15,000 (includes catered dinner for 10)
Competitive Juried Lighting Installation for the Holidays – $15,000
Designers Decorating Shemer for the Holidays – Designers to determine value
Gardening Club – Adopt Shemer Flower Gardens
Patio Furniture Donations or Purchases to complement current inventory

Capital Improvement
Grounds, Gardens & Orchard – Landscaping, Event Planning, Flower Planting and Maintenance
Ceramics Studio – Space and Equipment
Printmaking Studio
Coffee Kiosk/Service on Outdoor Patio
Glass Kiln