Corporate Partner

Building Community Partnerships - Join us in exploring, inspiring, creating and promoting the Visual Arts in Southwest Florida

Visual Arts Center 2016 Corporate Sponsors

"Our Visual Arts Center is one of the finest in Southwest Florida.  We strive to make the arts accessible, affordable and enjoyable to the widest range of people both within Charlotte County and our neighboring counties.  We are one of the few that is truly operational all year and the only facility of its kind in Charlotte County.  Service to the community is at the heart of all our programs, events and projects.  We are the heART of your community"!     --- Mary Ann Tipton, Executive Director

 "The Visual Arts Center's friendly, welcoming environment makes new and returning visitors feel comfortable lingering over our local, regional and national art exhibitions.  Year-round classes taught by our talented, award winning instructors provide life-long learning experiences for all ages.  I invite you to come see for yourself why Charlotte County Art Guild's Visual Arts Center is truly a community gathering place."   --- Jane Patton, President of the Board

The Visual Arts Center receives over 35,000 visitors annually. About 750 volunteers hours a month are needed to operate this 12,000 SF facility.  The Center offers year-round exhibitions, classes for all ages, 300 classes and 20-24 exhibits annually. We built the Visual Arts Center over the years and added on as funds were made available.  We receive no Federal, State or Local tax revenue, nor do we intend to ask for any in the future.  Your Partnership means a great deal to us and helps us achieve our goal of Art for All.  Below are some of the programs and activities your partnership funds support: 

  • Summer Art Camps for youth/teens
  • Empty Bowls Charity for homeless
  • Grant matching contributions

We want the partnership to benefit both parties so our benefits are tailored for each company. Your membership is annual and the only time you will be asked to support the Visual Art Center is during that year.  Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Event or exhibit award sponsor
  • Event and media recognition
  • Your logo on our logo wall inside the Visual Art Center
  • Private company event in one of our Galleries or outside terrace
  • Employee membership benefits
  • Private "Paint Party" for your company employees


 For more information please contact the executive director at (941) 639-8810, ext. 4 or email Janet Watermeier, Executive Director