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The Visual Arts Center is a vibrant collaboration and exhibition space, in which members of a diverse art community have the opportunity to participate by lending their generous support. Drawing together a unique community of students, alumni, faculty, guest artists and creative voices, the Visual Arts Center is a hub for art education and innovation right in the center of The University of Texas at Austin.
The VAC opened its doors in September 2010, transforming the Department and the Austin art scene. That inaugural year, the VAC kept a robust exhibition and public programming schedule, averaging over 100 visitors a day and hosting more than one thousand guests at its opening season celebrations. Continued success requires generous support.
Philanthropic donations sustain VAC activities, including the dynamic multi-gallery exhibition programs, informative lectures and alumni panels, and guest artist visits that provide hands-on educational experiences for students. Gifts at all levels are appreciated - from vital investment in operating expenses, to annual underwriting support, to special programmatic support through the Visual Arts Center Endowment as a Founding Donor.
Foundational commitments of $25,000 or higher will be recognized on our permanent donor wall and annual support at the $1,000 level and above is acknowledged at the entrance to the VAC. Select naming opportunities are also available for a number of superior exhibition spaces within the Visual Arts Center. Partnerships with local businesses and organizations are always welcome to support public programming and special events.
Learn more about the various ways you can support the VAC by contacting:
Andrea Keene, Director of Development
A very special thanks to the Founding Donors of the Visual Arts Center Endowment
Steven W. Leslie
Curtis R. and Carol O. Kayem
Ollabelle and Gary Hall
Anne Scott Ebert
Charlene Cline Marsh
Ann S. Butler
Robin and Trey Hancock
Alma C. Madden
Carla and Kelly Thompson
Sara and Robert Hallam
Margaret Wilson Reckling
Thank you to The Visual Arts Center Underwriters Circle (September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014)
Stratus Properties, Inc.
Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth
Ford Foundation/ Institute of International Education
Chris Mattsson and John McHale
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company (The ABGB)
Carol and Plack Carr
Suzanne and Richard Cavender
Anne and Andrew Ebert
Patti and Ken Halliday
Carol and John Holden
Janet and Charles Hornberger
Melanie and Charlie Jones
Carrie and Jeff McDowell
Belinda and Will Nixon
Shalini Ramanathan and Chris Tomlinson
Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee
Elizabeth and Barry Roberts
Marnie and Bart Simpson
Weingarten Art Group