Please Donate to OCAF's Capital Campaign

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Your tax deductible donation will help us to enhance our facilities and continue our mission of supporting art related programs for artists and residents of Georgia.

Click here to learn more about our Capital Campaign.

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This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.

GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Dear OCAF Patron,

We are excited to announce we have raised $1,174,281 in gifts/pledges toward our goal of $1.8 million, which is enabling us to repair and upgrade facilities including roofing, flooring, electric, and HVAC systems. Improvements to our buildings will allow us to expand on existing programs and classes, add to our studio workspace and, most importantly, showcase additional exhibits. Come visit our campus and see the improvements underway!  And enjoy our unique current exhibition while you’re here.

Our generous donors have brought us to this exciting place.  Individuals, businesses and foundations have said they believe in OCAF.  We are very proud to announce our most recent grant of $200,000 from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, in the Woodruff family of foundations.  And give yourselves a pat on the back for far exceeding our goal for the $25,000 matching grant from a local family foundation.

OCAF provides community enrichment through the arts:

  • Quality programs such as Perspectives, Southworks and Holiday Market feature some of the most accomplished artists in Georgia and the southeast region – names and events that attract more than 21,000 visitors annually.
  • During this past year, 610 registrations from 476 adult and youth students were received for art education programs held in the School Street Studios building.
  • The dedication, hard work over thousands of hours, and vibrant support of the arts of our many volunteers shines as one of the strongest volunteer-based efforts in Northeast Georgia.

The point is … we’re making a big difference - for art professionals, art students, and significantly, art patrons. It’s why we were organized more than 23 years ago. That’s our purpose.

Please support our campaign goal of $1.8 million in 2018.  With a little more than $600,000 to go, each and every donation makes a huge difference.

Thank you,

 Tommy Deadwyler, Executive Director

Campaign Progress - Click here to see a list of 1902 Society, Business and OCAF Ambassador Donors to-date.