Dansville ArtWorks opened the doors to its arts center and gift shop Labor Day weekend of 2015, and in the first year, we have made great strides toward our intended mission: to cultivate and enhance the visual, literary, and performing arts opportunities in the greater Dansville community. A few highlights...

⦁    FREE access to the arts for our community – more than 50 events attended by 450+ adults and children including exhibits, a student art showcase, a Visiting Author Series and open mic for writers, and the fifth annual Chalk Walk & ArtsFest (our signature downtown summer festival)
⦁    Low cost art making opportunities for adults and children – we offered 70 workshops through December 2016
⦁    Opportunities for artists with reasonable fees – 120 regional artists have exhibited, consigned and taught at Dansville ArtWorks 

⦁    Professionally staffed gift shop with locally created artisan items gives another opportunity for artists to sell their work without the need to volunteer - which gives the artists more time to create!

When we started, the Board of Directors was determined to keep Dansville ArtWorks and its offerings open to everyone, which meant no membership structure or dues and low participation fees for artists. Our operational model requires community and business support in the form of donations, as well as grants. Since we retain a small percentage of revenue, we seek contributions to offset operating expenses. We are appreciative of our community’s support to date and continue to strive to be a good steward of every investment. Every dollar donated stays LOCAL!


Please see the "Here We Grow" sponsor options below. If interested, send a check or money order to Dansville ArtWorks, PO Box 741, Dansville, NY, 14437, or stop in during our shop hours to make a cash/check/credit card donation. For custom sponsorship opportunities, please contact DansvilleArtWorks@gmail.com. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to an extraordinary third year in business!


Premier Sponsors (only 10 available) - $100/month or $1200

All Premier Sponsors receive the following recognition during the September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, time period:

  • Listing in exhibit programs and on donor wall
  • Acknowledgement on social media, website, and on promotional flyers
  • Recognition during events and networking receptions
  • Special appreciation events


Premier Sponsors can donate the total or be billed on a monthly basis.


Friends of Dansville ArtWorks - $25 or more

All Friends are listed on our donor wall in the community arts center from September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018.