Artworks! is Fan Club's largest fundraising event. Here are links to donation and sponsorship forms, information on our sponsorship program, and sample letters to potential donors.
Our parent community believes in the value of arts education and our major annual fundraiser, Artworks!, has allowed us to provide extensive and high-quality arts education to our Kindergarten through 5th grade (K-5) students in the face of steep budget cuts at state and local levels.
There are three Artworks! components of Artworks!
- Artworks! for kids - Community Arts Day at Farragut, Saturday, April 11, 2015: Families from throughout Culver City bring their children to Farragut for a joyous day celebrating the visual and performing arts through workshops, performances, art happenings and more. Over 700 people attended last year’s event. We expect that number to continue growing as a result of the increased awareness of this great – free! – family day.
- The Artworks! Online Auction, April 13-23, 2015: Last year we offered more than 400 items and services through our “BiddingForGood.com” site to bidders both local and across the country. Over 1000 people checked out our auction site last year – and “checked out” with great vacations, gift cards, art and more. The Online Auction is a core part of our fundraising strategy. Your donations and purchases are vital to the success of Artworks!.
- The Artworks! Gala, Saturday evening, April 18, 2015: Held at Fresh Paint Gallery in Culver City, this sophisticated evening event will include silent and live auctions, food, fun and entertainment. Over 200 people attended last year’s event. It was a fun, fabulous evening - a great opportunity to let loose with Farragut parents while supporting our school's focus on the arts.
Last year we were able to raise enough to retain a part-time Artist- in-Residence to teach bi-weekly art classes to children in all grades. We were able to continue offering music programming that meets the second level of California’s Visual Arts & Performing Arts Standards. Working with organizations such as Do-Re-Mi, Drama Education Network, Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, L.A. Opera, and the Music Center, we made drama, dance, music and art a part of the daily life of nearly 600 children.
Use the forms linked above to help solicit sponsorships and donations. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Keep the arts alive - help make Artworks! 2015 our most successful fundraiser yet!
President, Farragut Fan Club