Dear friends,

In this ongoing time of uncertainty, we at the Garfield Center for the Arts have taken important and necessary steps in response to COVID 19, health guidelines and statewide regulations.

Our mission is to invigorate the cultural life of our community by nurturing, celebrating and supporting arts and artists through performance and education. Consistent with our mission, and in response to COVID 19, we created GCTV – The Garfield Streams the Arts. Our goal was a noble one: to keep us all connected and engaged with a shared, no-cost cultural experience during self-isolation and quarantine. GCTV offerings continue to widely entertain our online community much like The Garfield Center has done for live audiences throughout our distinguished history.

Other changes were necessary, as well. We are fiercely dedicated to our legacy of outstanding educational programming. Developing youth theatre arts knowledge and participation, and providing a social niche that is abundant in self-expression, is extremely important to us. For the safety of our kids we are in the process of developing an online session for Playmakers this summer.

When we closed, we lost necessary, ongoing ticket sale revenue, and we have few ways to replace it. Other means of support have become crucial to continue both our mission and our survival. Even after regulations allow us to reopen, we expect to continue a moral and ethical assessment and discussion, founded in responsibility toward our audience’s safety, to develop our own reopening plan.

For all of these very important reasons, we are asking for your help in the form of an immediate donation. Give a lot or a little – no amount of support is too big or too small. We are pleased to announce that your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor! Your help can change lives as we continue in our community efforts, our important education and performance programming, and our efforts to eventually allow the Garfield Center to return to being your home for arts activity and involvement within our great community.

Thank you very much for your support and we all hope to be back inside the Garfield very soon!

Steven J. Arnold
Executive Director

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There are many ways you or your business can help our organization continue to provide outstanding programming to our community –

Sponsorship Opportunities – we are always looking for sponsors for our events.  Visit our Sponsorship page or call 410.810.2060 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

  • Playmakers Scholarships -There are many children in our community who would like to participate in Playmakers’ Summer Camp, but cannot afford to do so.  For $500 you can sponsor a Playmaker for the entire summer camp experience! Donations for partial scholarships are also encouraged.
  • Program Book Ads – there are many opportunities throughout the year to place an ad in our program books and we offer ad sizes for every budget.  Visit our Program Book Ads page for more information.

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