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Give from the heART this holiday season

Posted on: December 11th, 2014 by Karen Hendricks

It’s less than two weeks until Christmas and the ACAC can help you complete your gift-giving, with style! Here are 3 ways you can give from the heART:

 

1. “Buy local” at the ACAC’s Holiday Show

Holiday ShowHundreds of hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items are currently on display at the Arts Education Center, 125 S Washington Street.  What better way to “buy local” and find gifts with local flavor that also fill the gaps in your gift-giving lists. Your purchase not only supports the ACAC, but also benefits local artists and craftspeople. And, aren’t one-of-a-kind gifts the best option for the most treasured people in your life?

(Click here for more Holiday Show info)

2. Gift a gift with “class”

Give the gift of a yoga class!

Give the gift of a yoga class!

While you’re visiting the ACAC, check out our upcoming class and workshop schedule. Why not pre-pay for a friend or loved one to take a gourmet cooking class, a stained-glass workshop, or have fun at a paint & wine night? Better yet, sign up yourself so you can take the class together in the new year. Some of the best gifts are often experiences rather than things.  And the arts are a gift that keep on giving—once a skill has been learned or an experience is had, it is forever in our hearts.

Not sure which class your friends/family members would enjoy? Give them a gift certificate to the ACAC instead. Nationally, gift cards are the most requested holiday gift item for the eighth year in a row. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person purchasing gift cards during the 2014 holiday season is projected to spend $172.74. The ACAC makes it easy to follow this trend!

3. Take care of “the person who has everything”

arts are a giftMake a tax-deductible donation to the nonprofit Adams County Arts Council in honor of your special someone.  Your $50 donation is a gift not only honoring the person you love, but it continues giving to people of all ages who will have access to more art and beauty in their lives thanks to your gift.

Donate $50 or more during December 16-18, and watch the progress of our Give Back-Pass It On campaign on Facebook and Twitter.  Donors will be recognized on the blog and with a special holiday email greeting following the campaign.  Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more info!

Enjoy giving from the heART this holiday season… and sharing the gift of the ARTS!

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