Worcester Center for Crafts Inc

A nonprofit organization

$150 raised by 2 donors

1% complete

$30,000 Goal

Support the Mary & Van Aroian Community Gallery

We're raising funds for our new Community Gallery. The Community Gallery, sponsored by the Aroian Family, and dedicated to Mary and Van Aroian, will hold exhibitions for underserved populations, culturally diverse groups, youth groups, and other nonprofits. These community members will have a chance to display their work here at the Worcester Center for Crafts through your support. 

About the Worcester Center for Crafts

The Worcester Center for Crafts plays an important role in maintaining central New England's edge on crafts education, advocacy, and entrepreneurship. The Worcester Center for Crafts is a nonprofit, community-based arts organization committed to:

  • Providing quality craft education

  • Assisting artists/artisans to gain visibility and marketplace prominence

  • Supporting entrepreneurship in the arts

  • Promoting an appreciation for fine craft and the handmade object

In 1856, we were established as the Worcester Employment Society. In the early days, the Center forged its tradition of economic empowerment through craft by teaching the skills necessary to create and sell handmade crafts primarily to immigrants and immigrant women. Today, the Worcester Center for Crafts is an organization that still sees craft's value in improving Worcester residents' quality of life. The Worcester Center for Crafts completed its 153rd year in 2009 by forging an alliance and partnership with Worcester State University. WSU's Visual and Performing Arts classes in art and music meet in our studios, and student transportation is provided by the Sagamore Shuttle. WSU, as our partner, provides much-needed support, including leadership expertise. Together, we are moving forward into a future of "inspiring and building a creative community through the promotion, appreciation, and teaching of craft.

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Worcester Center for Crafts Inc

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