Why become an Emporia Arts Center Member?

Below we have broken down the Art Center into numbers!

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Each year these numbers grow and grow thanks to our members, staff, and community! Thinking this might be a membership for you? Well, keep reading, because there is even more that comes with being an EAC member!

2021 – 2022 Annual Fund 

The mission of the Emporia Arts Center is:

“To Educate,  Advocate and  Celebrate the Arts” in Emporia and our surrounding counties:  Chase, Morris, Coffey, Greenwood, Osage, and Wabaunsee

By becoming a member you aren’t just supporting the art in all these communities you are also gaining a lot of perks in the process! What does becoming a member look like? See below!

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EAC focuses on three major initiatives:

The Art Education Project, The Community Initiative, and The Performing Arts Series.

The Art Education Project (AEP) – Your commitment to EAC builds a legacy for area children rich in creativity and originality. EAC partners with our area schools for after-school arts, the area recreation commission for arts at summer camp programs, activities at Kids Koncerts, Emporia Mainstreet community events,  and masterclasses at Emporia State University. EAC’s outreach activities occur 12 months of the year.

The Community Initiative (TCI) – The Community Initiative improves our everyday life. The Arts Center is a resource for individuals and businesses in Emporia, with a variety of quality rental spaces available. Our state-of-the-art facility is a stop that highlights tours of our community – family, friends, and tourists! The Community Initiative represents EAC’s work to promote and advance artists, our arts community, and the “business of art.” Whether it’s sold in our year-round ‘Don and Mary Glaser Art & Gift Shop’ or featured in the ‘Trusler Gallery,’ EAC art sales benefit artists and the arts community.

Performing Arts Series (PAS) – Every year EAC hosts world-renowned performing artists. This year we will host Momix, Farewell Angelina, iLuminate, Andreas Klein, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Missoula Children’s Theatre.

Each day we open our doors, our community and the lives within it are changed!

We invite you to become an Annual Fund Donor.

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For more information:

Please come by the Arts Center (815 Commercial St.) or call us at 620- 343 – 6473


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