Call for Patrons and Donors

We are so grateful to our current sponsors!

“We believe that the Winkler Gallery and Art Education Center is a wonderful part of our community. The events and activities bring people together and artists share their work to inspire others! We are very happy to support and encourage the Gallery.”
Teri and Shalva Kakabadze, longtime patrons to the Gallery


The WGAEC is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that relies solely on volunteers to manage and run the gallery. The WGAEC promotes visual arts and art education in the local community. Your support goes directly towards this mission, providing funding to support low cost art education for people of all ages, and to provide space and events that support and promote artists and art in the local community.

Become a Patron or Donor

A WGAEC patron/donor provides funding to support our mission for arts and art education. A Director’s Circle Patron is one who is able to provide significant support to the WGAEC.
WGAEC Patron (any amount)
Director’s Circle Patron:
(Bronze $1000+, Silver $2500+, Gold $5000+)

Become a Sponsor

The WGAEC has numerous opportunities to sponsor spaces or activities. This is a great way to both support our mission and be recognized in our marketing and promotion.
First Friday – $250 for the event
– We feature an artist each month at a reception with light refreshments.
Gallery Space – $500 for the year
– Each artist has space where their art displayed, this can be sponsored
First Friday and Gallery Space – $600
Education Classroom – $250 per quarter
– Our classroom is used throughout the year for classes for all ages.
Special Events – $250+ or equivalent donation of goods
– The WGAEC hosts several large events and celebrations each year that include music and refreshments.

For your Support

All donors and sponsors will be recognized on our website.

Director’s Circle Patron’s additionally will receive:
– Recognition on the WGAEC website and through social media.
– Recognition at Gallery events.
– Receive a WGAEC Star to place in your home/business.
– Name listed on donor wall.
– Use of WGAEC for an event.
– 10% discount on the purchase of one gallery piece.

Event Sponsors
– Recognition on the web, social media and at the event through marketing and promotion leading up to and following the event.
– Signage in the WGAEC at event, First Friday sponsors signage will remain in the featured artist space for the month of sponsorship.

Gallery Space and Education Classroom Sponsorship
– Web and social media recognition.
– Tasteful sign and space for flyers or business cards in the space.
– Recognition in the WGAEC window or entry way for the year.