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Thank you to our New Van Sponsors!

Thank you to our New Van Sponsors!

On March 14th, we purchased a new van for the ArtVan to keep rolling for many years to come. We could not have done this without the generous support of our local community and our Board of Directors. We are especially grateful to our major van sponsors for their contributions to make this purchase possible:…

ArtVan Says Thank You: Monarch Massage

ArtVan Says Thank You: Monarch Massage

We are so honored to have Heather Goulette from Monarch Massage as an ArtVan supporter! At Monarch Massage, Heather will provide “deeply healing bodywork session” through “an intuition-driven, results-based combination of Swedish massage, deep-tissue, myofascial release, and CranioSacral techniques”. Heather has a “passion for helping people and a natural propensity towards the healing arts”. Heather has generously…

ArtVan Says Thank You: New Growth

ArtVan Says Thank You: New Growth

Peter Felsenthal’s New Growth: Portraits of Six Maine Organic Farms, shows a side of organic farming that the public may not see. The men and women who work on these farms “are building local community through food grown and raised in ways that give back to the land. They are using 21st century science to replenish…

ArtVan Says Thank You: Morgan Mitchell Designs

ArtVan Says Thank You: Morgan Mitchell Designs

In the spirit of the holidays, we will highlight some amazing ArtVan supporters who give back to ArtVan year round. We appreciate the commitment these people have made to supporting the arts in Maine! First up– Morgan Mitchell Designs. Morgan is an ArtVan board member, and is part of our Development Committee. At Morgan Mitchell…

Give to ArtVan using Amazon Smile

Give to ArtVan using Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a quick, easy way to give to your favorite charity. Everything is the exact same as Amazon, including the products and prices, except that on Amazon Smile, a portion of the purchase price is donated to ArtVan, or whatever cause you choose. This option is available year round, but its good to remember…

Chris Wolff Elected ArtVan Interim Board Chair

Chris Wolff Elected ArtVan Interim Board Chair

We are excited to announce that in our January Board Meeting, Chris Wolff was elected the Interim Board Chair of ArtVan. Here’s some info on Chris’ background. Chris holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Maine. She is the daughter of a fifth generation master joiner cabinet maker from Copenhagen. Chris is…

Happy Birthday, ArtVan! Results

Happy Birthday, ArtVan! Results

ArtVan is excited to announce that we earned over $2000 from the birthday fundraiser event from back in October. The proceeds from this event will make a difference in the life of a local youth artist. We appreciate your contributions (in terms of time and money) to ensure that this event was a success. We…

“Has the Nonprofit Board Outlived Its Purpose?”

“Has the Nonprofit Board Outlived Its Purpose?”

To what extent is the current board model useful and functional for non-profit organizations? Last week, Board Member Fran Milsop and Operations/Development Director Sam Collins went to a wonderful event discussing this topic and future of the non-profit board. The event was held at the Maine Maritime Museum and open discussion was encouraged amongst participants. In the course of our…

My Maine Tee Supports ArtVan!

My Maine Tee Supports ArtVan!

Morgan Mitchell, founder of My Maine Tee, is inspirational, motivated, creative and genuine. In her own words, here’s why she decided to collaborate with ArtVan: “As I develop the concept for My Maine Tee, I construct its walls around my unwavering respect for the creative process and promoting its growth in Maine. ArtVan embodies the healing…

ArtVan collaborates on Brunswick Recreation Center Mural Project

ArtVan collaborates on Brunswick Recreation Center Mural Project

ArtVan has partnered with Bowdoin Artist Activists, St. John’s Catholic School, and the Brunswick National Arts Society group to create beautiful murals for the Brunswick Recreation Center. The theme of the murals is health and wellness. The new Brunswick Rec. Center opened in November 2013 and is located on Neptune Drive. There will be 14 canvases…