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Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Your Support! Vote for us!

Hello Friends of the West Michigan Glass Art Center!!  It is an exciting time for us again this year, to be one of 12 organizations participating in Keep Your ArtsAlive!  In 2012, we came in 3rd place in this competition which enabled us to purchase our new, $40,000 Hot Shop furnace.  This year we can pay it off completely and be totally debt-free!  Plus we can add to our Endowment fund at the Allegan County Community Foundation.

Please help us keep doing what we do best: Teach, Create and Promote Glass Art!

With your help, we have a great shot at being in the top 5 organizations so we can win the additional prize money.  We are counting on you to vote between now and September 2nd!

What is Keep Your ArtsAlive?

It is a project that was created in response to the impact of reduced funding for the non-profit arts and cultural organizations that entertain, enlighten and educate those in and around Allegan County.

How does Keep Your ArtsAlive work?

Community members, tourists and those who appreciate the rich array of opportunities here in Allegan County vote for their favorite organizations.  Votes cost $1 each and 100$ of the voting dollars go to the organization receiving the votes.

How do I vote?

1) Click here to vote on the official ArtsAlive page or visit http://alleganfoundation.org/artsalive/. 
2) Scroll down until you see the yellow word "VOTE" next to "West Michigan Glass Art Center." 
3) Click on the yellow word "VOTE"
4) A Paypal screen will come up.  In the box labeled "donation amount" enter any dollar denomination.  Votes are $1 each.  For example, voters can enter "$100" into this box to count for 100 votes. 
5)  On the bottom right you can log into PayPal and pay using this process if you have a Paypal account.  If not, on the bottom left you can pay with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or a bank account.  Simply click the blue underlined word "continue" to use your card or bank account.

Other ways to vote:  You may visit West Michigan Glass Art Center and vote via credit card, check or cash.  We appreciate every dollar!!

What kind of money has been raised to support the non-profit arts and cultural organizations?

In only three years, over $179,000 has been raised as votes.  Another $65,000 has been awarded in prize money! 

Why should I vote?

You may want to vote because you appreciate the amazing amount of classes, workshops and events West Michigan Glass Art Center provides throughout the year.  You may have enjoyed our movie nights, visiting artist presentations and fun glassblowing demonstrations at Art Hops every month.  Did you learn new skills in our glass art classes, Summer Glass Camps or enjoyed a "Glass on the Go" at your school?  Maybe a fun team building event?  You may just like knowing you live in a community where we still have these resources or you may like knowing that your support is tax deductible.

Regardless of why you vote, please do vote!  Every dollar counts!  It takes all of us to Keep Your Arts Alive!

  Subtle, aren't we?  ;)

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