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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Children & Youth, Visual Arts, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Think & Wonder Inc "A Place Where Creativity Can Grow!" An independent, completely altruist, not-for-profit, IRS 501(c)3 licensed organization committed to promoting art, culture, education, and improving communities through effective actions and hands-on programs. Think & Wonder Inc presents educational, affordable and entertaining cultural experiences making the community a better place; offers an open creative organization for the residents of Nevada - with a goal to share our passion globally. We support the growth of artists of all levels of ability and artistic disciplines. We seek to bring together the diverse communities within the city and beyond through art events and activities.

Results: Award: SENATORIAL COMMENDATION for services in the arts. Award: CONGRESSIONAL Appreciation for the Arts. Served over 191,000 students and artists/artisans (to date 2015). Provide $700 in funds for art equipment/supplies to inner city school. CBS recognition as 'most influential' art nonprofit in Las Vegas, NV

Target demographics: Those who have the courage to imagine and create artistic expressions.

Direct beneficiaries per year: inner city children, local public school students (from middle school to college), displaced local artists, and collaborated with other community service organizations.

Geographic areas served: Las Vegas, NV

Programs: • Encourage creativity in individuals of all ages; • Expand the community's access to a broad array of art experiences; • Community engagement, to serve as a hub for art activities where people can connect with one another; • Foster Arts and Cultural Relations We PROVIDE • Arts-related events and projects, offers peer review process to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts; • Serves as a professional information resource for artists and encourage artists to support each other; and • Provides recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Nevada and for the merit and integrity of artists' work; • Establishes partnerships with other art-related groups and/or organizations; and • Camaraderies

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Think & Wonder, Inc. is like nothing else in the Las Vegas valley. They're there to support artists and challenge their growth, they assist in creating connections and provide outlets for showcasing talent - they're an amazing group of people doing amazing things for the artist community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a founding Board member of ThinkArt and Think & Wonder (ThinkArt) since the organization's inception. I am simply amazed at what ThinkArt has accomplished for local artists in the Las Vegas community over the past 5 years, through the efforts of our gifted chairperson and dedicated board members and volunteers. Las Vegas has a number of talented artists. As a not-for-profit organization, ThinkArt along with its corporate sponsor promotes local artists by providing venues where artists can exhibit and promote their work in a number of juried shows and platforms throughout the year at no cost to the artist. ThinkArt does not receive any profits for its efforts. ThinkArt is a free and extraordinary resource for artists of every genre where they can develop, grow, and exploit their talents.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in Think & Wonder's art program for the last three years and have participated as a volunteer for the last 18 months. The planning, organization, and communication within the Think & Wonder team has resulted in amazing art exhibitions that include professional hosting, catering, and a venue that goes far beyond what any non-profit gallery can imagine. The board members, advisory board and director all exceed the efforts that would be expected from a volunteer-based organization. The networking capabilities of Think & Wonder along with support of local and corporate sponsors have created an artist community that benefits local artists of all ages and backgrounds that would have been unimaginable prior to the creation of the organization. The dedication and passion towards art and artists by the members have turned Think & Wonder into the greatest non-profit organization in the state and I plan on seeing the organization prosper as it reaches national and international recognition.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Think & Wonder has been a wonderful resource for me. They have connected me with high quality collectors as a fine artist. As a graphic designer they connected me with the opportunity to be art director for a movie short. They are invaluable in helping talented people find opportunities to fine-tune their craft. In our community they have been a valuable asset in connecting school-age children with opportunities in the art world, theatre, and other art forms.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Invited as an author of "Shared Writers" group, I joined this extraordinary project and have been highly impressed by its work. Not only do young artists in all disciplines have a platform in which to gain exposure and the experience necessary to continue in their work, but established artists can also contribute with their presence and talks about their work. It has been a great idea, and a wonderful contribution on both ways of the spectrum, to and from art! My warmest thanks for this opportunity to make the world understand that we, being human, need beauty and a higher spiritual perspective for our every-day challenges.

Maria-Teresa Guzman, author

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are very few art businesses that can afford to put the artist above the need to make a profit. Think Art/Athink & Wonder do put the artist first. They value all artists, students and experienced, equally, offering their combined knowledge, to help the artist grow in their creative process. Think Art produces several venues for exhibiting artists during the year at which art and socialbility reighn. Las Vegas is climatically arid in land and is stuggling to grow culturally. Think & Wonder/Think Art provides an oasis for local artists. Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This non-profit is definitely not for profit. They run on no budget but still incur expenses such as insurance. The people involved in this organization believe in their cause with the utmost sincerity and I believe they are really trying to make a difference in the Art Community of Las Vegas. This group is founded by a UNLV Alumni from the Fine Arts Program and has set a goal to enrich this city with art since she became a part of the Las Vegas Community over 15 years ago. I believe this organization has the right mind set for not for profit which is: help in any way they can money or no money. They are a true asset to the COMMUNITY.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It's one of a truly altruist organization that I've the privileged to serve as a board member. The organization stays true to it's mission and offer programs that connects with real people working in the creative field. Beyond the wonderful work, this organization is able to function without a budget for 4-years, able to provide excellent resources and services in the arts. It's truly amazing to part of a completely philanthropic organization made up of volunteers: from our chairperson to governing board. Each one work many hours without pay, offer their personal income to help carry out the mission, and not once have charge a fee or collect any dues from the artists they serve. They don't even push for donation. The philosophy of the organization is, they are here to serve not make money. A truly hidden gem of philanthropy - nonprofit organization.