Support

Make a direct donation to support your Museum.

The Asheville Art Museum relies on the generosity of its friends and the community to meet the cost of providing programs and services, year-round, to thousands of residents and visitors. To support the Museum’s ongoing operations, educational programs and exhibitions, please explore the many ways below in which you, your business or organization can help us transform lives through art.

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Sponsorships & Partnerships

Supporting the Museum by sponsoring innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs and special events helps us to bring alive the delight and wonder of art for thousands of people. Strategic sponsorships and partnerships greatly expand the impact and outreach of Museum programming, and are an excellent way for you and the Museum to connect with broad and diverse audiences.


Thank you to the Asheville Citizen-Times; Planet Zeus Media ( Bold Life and Carolina Home & Garden magazines); and The Laurel of Asheville for their support as Media Sponsors of the Museum.

For more information about media sponsorships, please email Jen Swanson, Communications Manager, at jswanson@ashevilleart.org.


Thank you to our generous Corporate Sponsors

 Beverly-Grant, Inc.  Fitzgerald_at_Grove_Park  Roberto Coin  Beverly-Hanks and Associates
 Bank of America  Print  Samsel Architects  Duke Energy Progress
 American Institute of Architects Asheville Section  Wells Fargo  Village Antiques & Interiors, Inc.  Black Bird Framing - Color
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Midgard Foundation


aloftWe’d like to thank our Lodging Sponsor Aloft Asheville for their generous support.


Annual Fund

We believe the arts make a difference in our lives and in our community. Art inspires, enriches and enlivens us; it gives hope for the future and reminds us of our shared humanity. We know that you feel the same way. Your gift to the Annual Fund is a gift to the community, allowing us to continue to provide great art and great experiences to the people of Western North Carolina and the many visitors to our region.

The following list acknowledges contributions made in response to the Museum’s Annual Fund – Spring 2013 campaign. An Annual Fund gift is above and beyond membership and provides crucial support for all aspects of the Museum’s programming. This list reflects gifts through September 30, 2013. A gift to the Annual Fund is always appreciated, any time of the year. Contact Lindsay Rosson in the development department at 828.253.3227, ext. 117 or lrosson@ashevilleart.org to make a gift or for more information.

Mr. & Mrs. Joel B. Adams, Jr.
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Asheville Wine Market
Ms. Gwen Birchenough
Mr. & Mrs. Norman Dawson
Ms. Claire K. Dunn
Mr. & Mrs. Neal Evans
Ms. Louise Glickman & Mr. Daryl Slaton
Dr. & Mrs. John L. Hazlehurst
Mr. & Mrs. David P. Ivey
Ms. Sally M. Kennedy
Reverend Melinda LeRoy
Mr. & Mrs. Barton Milligan
Mr. Jim Samsel & Ms. Kim McGuire
Mr. & Mrs. John Siddall
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Spanogle
Ms. Harriette G. Winner
Mr. & Mrs. Hank Young

In-Kind Gifts

Supporting the Museum through the donation of services or products is an outstanding way to contribute to the success of all aspects of the Museum, including operations and facilities, programming and special events.

Planned Giving

Help ensure that generations of future visitors and students will be inspired, educated and informed by great art. Consider the Asheville Art Museum as you plan for your financial future. Please contact Rebecca Lynch-Maass, Campaign Manager, at 828.253.3227, ext. 114 or rlynchmaass@ashevilleart.org to learn more about creating a legacy of support.

Gifts of Art

The Asheville Museum welcomes gifts of art which may be donated to the Asheville Art Museum during your lifetime or by bequest. However, gifts of art require special attention. If you are considering donating a work of art to the Museum, please contact Frank Thomson, Curator, at 828.253.3227, ext. 112 or fthomson@ashevilleart.org.

Volunteer & Museum Docent Opportunities

The Asheville Art Museum is always on the lookout for volunteers to assist our Visitor Services Department and Museum Shop. Our Front Desk Volunteers greet visitors, assist with ticket and merchandise sales, and answer questions about the Asheville Art Museum. Our North Wing Desk Volunteers provide guest information and monitor the galleries. These are great opportunities for those who are passionate about the Asheville Art Museum to share their enthusiasm with our patrons. If you are interested in joining our outstanding team of Visitor Services/Museum Shop volunteers, please contact Jenny Bowen or Laura Wheeler at 828.253.3227, or mailbox@ashevilleart.org to learn more. You may also visit the Museum to fill out a volunteer application in person.

Also, leading group tours as a Museum Docent is a rewarding and wonderful way to share your love of art with students, children and adults. The Education staff provides ongoing Docent trainings, which include exclusive previews of new exhibitions and behind the scenes discussions with Museum curators and special guests. We welcome new Docents throughout the year. For more information about becoming a Docent, contact us at 828.253.3227, or mailbox@ashevilleart.org. The only prerequisite is an enthusiasm for art!

Art WORKS for Asheville: The New Asheville Art Museum

The Art WORKS for Asheville campaign for the new Asheville Art Museum is currently underway. Since 2003, the Museum has been planning for a major renovation and expansion project to create a new 21st century landmark Museum to better serve the community of Western North Carolina and our visitors. Designed by the renowned Ennead Architects, the visually stunning new Museum will become an iconic architectural landmark in downtown Asheville and will serve as a community center, visitor center and cultural concierge for Asheville and all of Western North Carolina.