Artists & Donors 2015 Gala FAQ
What is the deadline for donation submissions?


Donations for the silent and live auctions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 7, 2016.  If you would like to be considered for our live auction, let Lara Mord or Alison Hunter know at marcyarts@gmail.com.  Artwork recieved early may be photographed by Dan Marshall of Dan Marshall Photo and included in a press release. 

Early delivery of your donation allows us to process, identify, label and hang the artwork before the event.  Kindly note the school will be closed from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, 2015 during Marcy Open school's Spring break.  If you need to deliver your artwork during that time, please contact Lara Mord or Alison Hunter at marcyarts@gmail.com or at 612-802-8649 for special arrangements.

Where should I drop off my donation?


You may drop off your donation at Marcy Open School's main office, located at 415 4th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.  The office is is open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Marcy Arts Donation Agreement Form should accompany each donation, and be labeled with its title. Delivery assistance is available upon request.   Between Friday, March 25th through Friday, April 1 the school will be closed due to Minneapolis Public School's Spring recess.  If you need to deliver your piece during that time, please contact Lara Mord or Alison Hunter at marcyarts@gmail.com or call Lara Mord at 612-710-4023 for special arrangements.  US mail will be held.

Where can I drop off my artwork when Marcy Open is closed for Spring recess?


Between Friday, March 25th through Friday, April 1 the school will be closed due to Minneapolis Public School's Spring recess.  If you need to deliver your piece during that time, please contact Lara Mord or Alison Hunter at marcyarts@gmail.com or call Lara Mord at 612-710-4023 for special arrangements.  US mail will be held.

How should my art arrive?
  • ​Ready to hang:  If your art requires hanging please provide the means for hanging it.
  • Clearly labeled:  Please, clearly label each donation before delivering. Labeling your donation assures that you will be properly acknowledged for your generous gift.
  • With the donation form firmly attached:  Please have attached to your piece a copy of the Marcy Arts Donation Agreement Form (PDF).  Be sure to note if you are interested in a complementary ticket to the Gala.
How do I receive my complimentary ticket to the Gala?


When donating artwork or an item that is valued at $50 or more, you may request a single, complimentary ticket to the Marcy Arts Gala. Be sure to mark that you would like a ticket on the donation form and we will reserve a ticket in your name. Contact us at marcyarts@gmail.com for more information. Additional tickets can be purchased for $40 in advance and $45 at the door the day of the event. 

The Marcy Arts Partnership truly appreciates your generous donation.

Do I need to be a Marcy parent to donate?


We welcome donations from anyone who'd like to support our programs!

Thank you for your donation!

I don't have any artwork to donate. May I donate something else?


Do you own a business that provides services or sells goods? Donate a gift ceritificate, or other item. Volunteer and pick up donated food or items from local businesses, help us on the night of the Gala or with set up the day of or in the weeks before.


Please contact Lara Mord or Alison Hunter at marcyarts@gmail.com for more guidance on donations or other ways to help us at the Marcy Arts Gala. 

Why should I donate?


Your support of the Marcy Arts Gala will go directly to bringing Arts experiences to 745 students at this Marcy Open School, a K-8 public school with a population of just over 50% of students who take advantage of free and reduced meal programs. 
The proceeds of the Marcy Arts Gala fund the artist-in-residency programs. The Marcy Arts Partnership works with artists to expose students to the arts at all grade levels.

Here is a sampling of what your donations help provide to our students:

  • Folk dancing which teaches cooperation and world cultures to Kindergarten students
     
  • Musical theater and the importance of the Beatles and African music in popular culture and world history
     
  • Students learn movement, painting and construction while creating interactive puppets with master puppeteers from In the Heart of the Beast theater
     
  • The Neighborhood Bridges Program uses storytelling and creative drama to develop critical literacy skills and help students write and perform their own stories
     
  • Quilting history as well as design and construction of quilts will be incorporated into reading, writing, social studies, math, music, and art
     
  • A Kintetic sculpture residency applies STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)-based principles to designing and building 3-D sculptures from recycled materials
     
  • Middle school students developed their observational drawing skills using microscopic life found in the Mississippi river
     
  • Previous residencies have included spoken word and poetry slams, a collaborative polymer clay quilt mural and finger labrynths, a school wide portrait photography project, Ghanaian drumming, taken in shows at

As a result we know that our students will be better global citizens, more involved in their community, and engage in learning as more and more studies show that the arts are an important part of a well rounded education.