My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Friends Of The Visual Arts, Salem, OR, USA
When I first came to the Willamette Art Center (Friends of the Visual Arts) a couple years ago - I was able to take a class from a local artist - it was an amazing experience. Not only is it fun to work with clay, but to be with other like minded people is an experience unto its own. To be able to sit with other artists - at all levels - and get ideas and get the creative juices flowing is amazing.
Since that time I have been able to volunteer my time as a monitor to help keep the Art Center going. This allows me meet many other artists and the community and help make their "art" experience a memorable one.
I am now serving on the Art Center board and find it very rewarding in learning what it takes to run such a facility. I have assisted with the Family Clay on 1 Sunday and see the absolute joy on children's faces as they have their own experience "playing in the clay".
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my own art experience. I have gotten a wealth of knowledge from the collective artists who spend their time at the Art Center. I've also watched the Art Center reach out to local organizations such as the Food Bank.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Space - we need more space!!! It is amazing to me all that is accomplished by this organization in the small space that they have; to have more space would be just that many more people we can bring in!