Two dozen arts organizations receive donations from Wichita ArtDOG fundraiser

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

2014 Participating Organizations

Arts Council
Arts Partners
Ballet Wichita
Botanica Wichita
Camp Allegro
Chamber Music at the Barn
Division of Fine Arts, Friends University
Division of Fine Arts, Newman University
Emerald City Chorus
Exploration Place
Fisch Bowl
Friends of the Wichita Art Museum
Griot’s Storytelling Institute
The Kansas African American Museum
Kansas Aviation Museum
Mid-America All-Indian Center
Museum of World Treasures
Music Theatre for Young People
Music Theatre of Wichita
Old Cowtown Museum
Opera Kansas
Orpheum Performing Arts Centre
Sedgwick County Zoological Society
Tallgrass Film Association
Wichita Art Museum
Wichita Blues Society
Wichita Center for the Arts
Wichita Chamber Chorale
Wichita Chapter, American Guild of Organists
Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center
Wichita Choral Society
Wichita Community Theatre
Wichita Grand Opera
Wichita Public Library Foundation
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Wichita State University Foundation (College of Fine Arts & Ulrich Art Museum)
Wichita Symphony Orchestra

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The first-ever Wichita Art Day of Giving (ArtDOG) raised $548,372 for 38 arts organizations.

Today, representatives from those organizations received the donations from the February 28th fundraiser.

The Wichita Community Foundation project was a 24-hour charitable fundraising campaign created to unite the community around local nonprofit arts organizations.

"It's a concept that's going around the country right now as far as trying to have a short period of time where you can raise as much awareness and as much buzz behind the arts organizations that we could possibly do," said Courtney Looney, communications manager.

The event exceeded the organization's goal for this first-ever event. They are already planning for next year's ArtDOG.

"“The generosity of this town was evident during ArtDOG,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. "Not only were vital dollars raised for the arts, but more than 50 events took place throughout the day that highlighted the unique talents and places we have right here in Wichita. Giving days have been a proven model across the country for several years now and the Wichita Community Foundation, with the help of the Knight Foundation, was happy to bring this initiative to our city.”

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