artNotes from Hyde House: “Give 4ART!” on Give Carthage Day! “Give Where You Live” and make a difference!


Give Carthage Day, sponsored by the Carthage Community Foundation, is this coming Tuesday, May 7th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a one-day online giving campaign—a perfect opportunity to step up and support artCentral and the thirteen other local participating nonprofit agencies that enrich our quality of live throughout southwest Missouri.

Make this a great day for our hometown nonprofit arts center as we strive to serve and enhance our greater Carthage community. artCentral invites you to contribute your “Give 4ART” donations throughout the day and into the evening. Help us reach our $20,000.00 “Give 4ART” goal! With your donation to artCentral you will help grow and expand our mission to support, share and teach fine arts in greater Carthage.

Making a secure donation of $5.00 or more to support artCentral is simple. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.


Your artCentral contribution is a valuable investment. Your contribution makes a difference!

You have four easy ways to “Give 4ART”!

#1) GIVE CARTHAGE DAY: On Tuesday, May 7th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all you need to do is go online to, log in and complete a basic credit-card donation: or, if you prefer to make an in-person walk-in donation for artCentral, your gift will be happily received at Cherry’s Art Emporium on the Square, “Give Carthage” Headquarters for this giving day.

Donate more than once, even once an hour throughout the day. Each time you make a gift to artCentral you give artCentral a chance to earn additional matching funds and to win prizes to support our efforts to enrich the cultural life of our present and future generations.

#2) FACEBOOK: You can also make your contributions quickly and easily on artCentral’s Facebook page. Go to Click on the bright blue DONATE button at the top right beneath the banner, make your secure donation and receive your receipt with artCentral’s great appreciation.

#3) ON the WEB: On artCentral’s website you can easily and securely make your gift at any time. Simply go online to and click on the yellow DONATE button.

#4) BY PHONE: Of course you can always dial me at (417) 358-4404 to make your gift with a call.

Will you help us sustain the art and artists that need our support to thrive? Please give however you can and whenever you can. Let you heart lead you. Give generously, please.

Thank you in advance for supporting artCentral!

artCentral strives to enrich the culture and quality of our shared life in southwest Missouri.

· Through summer artCamps children are encouraged to explore and grow their talents.

· artCentral’s Artist Opening Receptions and rotating Gallery Exhibitions are free to the public.

· In Satellite Galleries art is shared in public venues beyond artCentral’s gallery walls.

· artCentral artists enhance our Maple Leaf City through Outreach Projects like the colorfully painted fire hydrants decorating Carthage’s parade route.

Your donation can help in many ways:

$10     Every art journey begins with an art supporter!

$20     Brushes and paint and paper, oh my! Your gift provides for artCamp supplies!

$35     Your gift provides for one scholarship class for one artCamper.

$40  Your gift allows artCentral to train interns to take first steps towards careers in art education and leadership.

$50     Your gift helps with snacks for our always hungry artCampers!

$70     Your gift supplies an artCamp classroom

$100   Your gift supports a community workshop.

$200   Your gift provides for artCamp teacher compensation.

$200   Your gift supports artCentral’s satellite exhibitions.

$250   Mona Lisa smiles at your generosity!

$500   For the love of art and artists. Your gift supports artCentral in our outreach to artists and our community through exhibitions, awards and publicity.

Be sure to visit artCentral soon to see the amazing art of Connie Miller’s “Conversations in Color” on exhibit during weekend gallery hours now through May 19th. The walls of Hyde House at 1110 East Thirteenth Street in Carthage are virtually vibrating with energy and with colors singing in spring. The pigments in this new collection are strong, bold and brilliant! They are bright, exciting and uplifting! They are happy, fun and inspiring!

While you’re at Hyde House sign up for Connie Miller’s Draw-and-Paint Studio Workshop. Plan to spend two delightful hours on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m., learning from an experienced, expert practitioner. For Connie’s Draw-and-Paint Studio Workshop the fee is $20 paid in advance and includes all supplies and the promise you’ll be taking home lots of valuable instruction plus your own colorfully painted gourd birdhouse.

“Give 4ART!” on Give Carthage Day! “Give Where You Live” and make a difference! Visit artCentral and experience the benefits your generosity creates for our entire community!

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