Art-A-Thon

The Art-A-Thon is Danville’s newest community arts event. This art-making extravaganza will showcase the creative talents of dozens of community artists of all ages while raising funds to support the Community Arts Center’s arts education programs.

How It Works:

From 10am to 8pm on Saturday, May 13th, downtown Danville will be overflowing with artists demonstrating their craft. Painters and potters, quilters and sculptors, dancers and singers, established professionals and aspiring art students will join together for a day of creative art-making.

Click here to visit the Art-A-Thon Leaderboard to see a full list of participating artists!

How To Get Involved:

Step 1) Register as a participating artist.

Creatives of ALL TYPES are welcome. You do NOT have to be a professional artist to participate. Children are invited, too! By signing up to participate, you are committing to a two-hour (kids/families) or four-hour (adults) session of continuous art-making and to raising funds in support of your participation.

Step 2) Set a fundraising goal. 

The Art-A-Thon is raising funds to support the Arts Center’s education programs, including free field trips for local students and scholarships to Arts Exploration Camp this summer. We have set a goal of raising $10,000 through this event. Setting a personal fundraising goal will inspire you (and your supporters) as you contribute toward the total goal. Every artist who raises at least $100 will receive a free t-shirt and there are prizes for the top fundraisers!

Step 3) Collect donations.

Tell people you know that you are participating in the Art-A-Thon and ask them to support you by making a donation. You can ask family, friends, co-workers, church members – anybody you can think of. Supporters can donate online or by cash/check using a donation form. Every artist will have a personal online fundraising page, which is a great way to recruit support from out of town friends and family! (We’ll help you set it up.)

Step 4) Make some art.

On May 13th, show up for your designated art-making shift and have some fun. Encourage your supporters to come out and see you in action! Any art that you create during the Art-A-Thon is yours to keep, sell, or give away.

Not An Artist?  Not A Problem!

Be an Enthusiastic Spectator – The Art-A-Thon is a FREE community event. You are warmly invited to observe our artists in action. There will even be opportunities for you to join in the art-making!

Be a Community Sponsor – Show the love! All participating Art-A-Thon artists will have their own fundraising pages and personal fundraising goals. Make a donation in support of your favorite local art-maker(s)! Click here for the full list of participating artists.

Be a Corporate Sponsor – Local businesses are invited to participate in the Art-A-Thon as corporate sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor:
Danville Eye Center

Supporting Sponsor – $1,500 (Multiple Available)

  • Logo recognition on event t-shirts;
  • Logo recognition in event promotional materials (posters, social media, and e-blasts);
  • Featured link from Arts Center website to company website with recognition as event sponsor;
  • One complimentary registration to the class or half-day camp of sponsor’s choosing.

 Community Sponsor – $500 (Multiple Available)

  • Featured recognition on event t-shirts;
  • Logo recognition in online event promotional materials (social media and e-blasts);
  • Featured link from Arts Center website to company website with recognition as event sponsor;
  • 50% discount on registration to the class or half-day camp of sponsor’s choosing.

T-Shirt Sponsorship – $250 (Multiple Available)

  • Featured recognition on event t-shirts;
  • Featured recognition in online event promotional materials (social media and e-blasts);
  • Featured link from Arts Center website to company website with recognition as event sponsor.