THANK YOU + A Running List of Art Orgs You Can Support
So much more has happened in the last three months than I could have ever expected. From winning the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Good ‘N Plenty Award, to hearing feedback from artists and fans, aftrART is much further along than I envisioned when I first had the idea to start this project.
I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to everyone that has supported this project, especially SMoCA and everyone that attended the Good ‘N Plenty Event back in October.
Not only did I want to say thanks, but I also wanted to share some thoughts on the importance of supporting arts organizations, museums, and centers. If you’re lucky enough to have some of these resources in your community, I really encourage you to take the time and go. These places exist to foster culture and enrich communities with art, and as artists and creatives, we owe it to them to participate!
Below is a list of some of my favorite organizations, sorted by state. I’m going to continue adding to this list as I discover new organizations, but you’ll notice that a lot of the places that are included focus on photography and are limited to my travel experiences, but I don’t want it to stay that way. Give me suggestions/share your favorite art centers, museums, galleries, and groups so I can add them to the list! I’m not just looking for big names either; I’d love to support grassroots/DIY collectives and communities. So let me know!
Art Intersection (Gilbert, AZ)
Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ)
Wasted Ink Zine Distro (Phoenix, AZ)
Studio 270 (Yuma, AZ)
The Hive (Phoenix, AZ)
Modified Arts (Phoenix, AZ)
Eye Lounge (Phoenix, AZ)
Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, CA)
Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO)
Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO)
And don’t forget — this is a running list! Let me know if there are any organizations you’d like me to add to this list!