The Lighthouse ArtCenter is pleased to be in the midst of an exciting period of growth. As we finish celebrating our 55th anniversary, we find ourselves with a great opportunity to secure the future of the arts and art education in our community.
Recognized as the visual arts leader in our area, the not-for-profit Lighthouse ArtCenter was founded in 1964 by a group of dedicated artists and Christopher Norton, the son of the founders of Palm Beach’s Norton Museum.
Until recently, the ArtCenter has consisted of a two-building campus. The School of Art, which includes 4,300 square feet of classroom space located at 395 Seabrook Road; and the Gallery which features 8,000 square feet of exhibition and classroom space located at 373 Tequesta Drive. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and patrons, we have completed Phase I of our Raising the Roof campaign to purchase the School of Art building, and on May 1st we acquired an additional 3,700 square feet of space a few doors down from the Gallery at 385 Tequesta Drive.
But there is more to do!
As we celebrate the completion of Phase I of our Raising the Roof campaign, we begin fundraising for Phase II which adds a second floor to the Gallery in order to add more classrooms and programs. Phase II will also upgrade the first floor of the Gallery, renovate the School of Art building, and modernize the new property at 385 Tequesta Drive.
The Phase II projects will improve current facilities and add space for programs such as metalsmithing, woodworking, textiles, art therapy for veterans and more robust computer design courses. Renovating the Gallery allows us to continue showcasing the work of local, national and international artists and attracting world-class exhibits such as this year’s high season show, “Building Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim,” and our nationally acclaimed Plein Air Festival. We will need $10,000,000 to accomplish Phase II.
Thanks to the support of so many, we have made great strides towards safeguarding access to the arts and art education in our area. Won’t you join us in supporting Phase II of our campaign to add more classroom space and upgrade our current space in order to better serve our amazing community?
Please contact Sue Snyder, Director of Development at (561) 746-3101 or (314) 440-1155 to discuss contributions to Raising the Roof. Or use the button below.
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LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER GALLERY
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm
LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER SCHOOL OF ART
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
The Gallery and the School are ADA compliant.
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