artNotes from Hyde House: #GivingTuesday – November 30, 2021

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Set for the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is a global, once-a-year opportunity to support the organizations and causes you love…like artCentral!

What does artCentral have in common with the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Gallery in London and Crystal Bridges in Bentonville? Like these world renowned art destinations, artCentral strives to support art and artists and to stimulate appreciation for art’s power to enhance our cultural life.

While the Louvre, the Met, the National Gallery and Crystal Bridges claim deep and broad sources for funding, the sustainability of artCentral as our hometown, non-profit arts center is built on the memberships and donations of our local community—people like you. Your generosity makes artCentral possible.

Give4ART on #GivingTuesday, and…

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  • You make a difference in the life of a child exploring the joy of self-expression.
  • You make a difference in the life of an artist raising a family while making art.
  • You make a difference in our community where we treasure our cultural traditions.

Please mark your calendar today for #GivingTuesday. On November 30 to the artCentral’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ArtcentralCarthage) and click on the blue DONATE button. Easily, securely make your donation. When matched by Facebook your donation is worth two times as much!

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. CST on #GivingTuesday, Facebook will match donations on a first-come, first served basis until $8 million are matched.

The allotted $8 million sounds like a huge fund, but those dollars will be distributed globally to all eligible nonprofit organizations. There are many, many causes like artCentral hoping to receive a piece of Facebook’s $8 million pie.

Set your alarm for 6:50 a.m. Be ready early to click DONATE. Double your money! Your contribution made early in the day, has the best chance of being matched for the benefit of artCentral. Of course you can give anytime through #GivingTuesday. Not available to give on that day? Your gift anytime will be greatly appreciated!

Whether you donate $5 or $400, every dollar you give make a difference. Please help artCentral raise our goal of $2,000.00 for #GivingTuesday. Your gift will help double $2,000 into $4,000! Facebook covers all processing fees, so 100% of donations go directly to support artCentral.

Your contributions are used to fund artCentral’s summer artCamp for youth and to support the rotating Artists Gallery Exhibitions—in Hyde House and in artCentral’s Satellite Galleries including the Carthage Public Library. The contributions you make are positive investments in nurturing artCentral’s youth and honoring our elders. While your donations help expand our Carthage horizons, they help sustain and strengthen artCentral’s valuable community outreach that enriches the quality of life throughout southwest Missouri.

Enjoy being an artCentral supporter while you choose one-of-a-kind artful gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Visit beautiful, historic Hyde House, December 3 and 4, 12:00-8:00 p.m., for artCentral’s magical HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE, the p-i-e-c-e-d TOGETHER Exhibition, SMALL WORKS|GREAT WONDERS Silent Auction and the Amaryllis sale! For more information call (417) 358-4404 and visit www.artcentralcarthage.org.