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.



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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1902 scan 2lighterDear OCAF Patron,

We are excited to announce that we have raised $910,605 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.

This year we have been selected by a local family foundation for a matching gift of up to $25,000. Your gift, if made before October 31, 2017, will be matched to double the impact and move us even closer toward achieving our goal.

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 20,000 visitors annually. 
  • During this past year, 580 registrations from 440 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 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: to make a difference.

Please support our campaign!


Michael McCleary                           Tommy Deadwyler

Board Chair                                             Executive Director


P.S. - Won’t you join us and support our campaign?  Your tax-deductible gift will be a long-term investment, and will have a significant impact on our unique arts community.

Campaign Progress - As of July 2017, OCAF has received donations from more than 330 donors, totaling in excess of $910,605. Click here to see a list of 1902 Society, Business and OCAF Ambassador Donors to-date.