You contribution directly supports the arts in our community.
Thank you! We appreciate every dollar that helps us meet our arts mission.

Why We Need Your Support

Our community arts activities are 100% funded through donations, grants and sales. In addition to maintaining and preserving our two registered historic buildings, private donations can help sustain and expand cultural programs, support emerging artists, and provide access to the arts for underserved communities. Without the support of private donors, many valuable arts programs and initiatives may not be possible.

How Can I Support The Arts Council?

With your support we can deliver on our mission and continue connecting the community through the arts. We encourage you to look at some of our programs and consider how your support will enrich the arts and our community.

There are many ways you can financially support Arts Council activities and events:

General Donations and Fund Drive

When you donate to the Arts Council you're helping to:

  • Provide free and low-cost children’s art education and activities throughout the year
  • Support over 60 local arts and cultural member organizations
  • Bring national and international artists to Wichita Falls
  • Support local and regional artists
  • Provide and maintain two historic arts facilities that are open to the public
  • Improve the quality of life for residents, visitors, and potential business prospects

Event & Exhibit Sponsorship

When you support the arts, you strengthen the economy and help our community succeed in offering creative experiences to the public. Sponsorship helps us provide the necessary support to help make our incredible events and galleries possible!

You can choose to become a sponsor of specific Arts Council events, such as:

For information on sponsorship benefits and investment, please contact Charlene Swanner, 940-767-2787 ext. 113 or [email protected].

Honorarium & Memorial

Gifts are a special way to remember someone special or give a gift to honor someone close to you.

Planned Giving

Consider including a gift to Arts Council WF in your will, estate plan, or by beneficiary designation. With thoughtful estate planning, you can provide lasting support today for tomorrow's audiences and continue to secure the future of the arts in Wichita Falls.

Matching Gifts

If your employer has a Matching Gifts Program, check the guidelines to see if you might double your gift to the Arts Council WF and other organizations you support.

Pillar Membership

A Pillar Membership Contribution of $5,000, or $1,000 annually for five years, will receive a custom Garden Angel plaque placed in the Sculpture Garden.

Endowment Fund

The Arts Council WF Education Endowment at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation was made possible by a charitable bequest from a dedicated supporter and artist.

You can donate to the Endowment Fund and the continued work of the Arts Council WF in the following ways:

  • Make a check payable to the Arts Council WF Endowment Fund through the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.
  • Donate appreciated stock. (Contact the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation at (940) 766-0829 for the information your broker will need to make the transaction.)

For more information about support opportunities please contact:
Kristen Conrady Shiplet
(940) 767-2787 ext 111
[email protected]