Art Works Business Membership Spotlight:
GEORGE SCHMUTZ, PRINTING CONCEPTS

Field: Print Communications and Marketing
Occupation:  President & CEO

City: Stow

What made you decide to have your business become an Art Works Business Member?
I truly feel that the arts are an important part of any community and wanted to make sure that all of our employees had the opportunity to experience the great art and culture in our community.


George Schmutz, Printing Concepts, President & CEOHow frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum?
As often as possible—in fact, just dropped in this weekend for a quick “art fix.”

What benefit of Art Works Business Membership do you appreciate the most and why?
The fact that this allows our employees to experience the great art opportunities in Akron at no cost to them.

"I feel that having a vibrant and active arts community is an important factor in making this area a great place to live."

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted your business? The region as a whole?
Art lifts the soul—I have found that some of my best ideas, both personally and for my business, have come while in an art museum. I feel that having a vibrant and active arts community is an important factor in making this area a great place to live.

Why do you feel art is important—for individuals, families, communities?
Art opens minds, it opens up discussions, it fosters communication. These are important factors in any relationship; whether that relationship be with yourself, your family, your community, or your employees.

Do you have a story or memory that you would like to share about the Akron Art Museum?
Right after moving to the area I attended the wedding of an employee at the Akron Art Museum. It was a perfect venue and it helped me to realize all that Akron has to offer.

   

   

   

Personal Memberships

Art Enthusiast – Individual

$50
Free admission; Complimentary parking; In-store discounts; Access to exclusive members-only events, and more.

Art Enthusiast – Individual

$50
  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries 
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Half-off guest admission tickets
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free children's and family educational programs

Art House – Families

$75
All the benefits of an Art Enthusiast membership for two adults, and children under 18 years of age, living at the same residence.

Art House – Families

$75

The following benefits for two adults, and children under 18 years of age, living at the same residence: 

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Half-off guest admission tickets
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free children's and family educational programs

Art Advocate

$150
All Art House membership benefits, plus: Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums.

Art Advocate

$150

All Art House membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Half-off guest admission tickets
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free children's and family educational programs
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums

Modern Contemporaries

$250
All Art Advocate membership benefits; plus four guest admission passes.

Modern Contemporaries

$250

A special membership level designed for young professionals

All Art Advocate membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Half-off guest admission tickets
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free children's and family educational programs
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Four guest admission passes
  • Access to unique events and opportunities to experience modern and contemporary art in a social setting with friends and other young professionals

Culture Club

$500
All Art Advocate membership benefits, plus exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive Culture Club events.

Culture Club

$500

All Art Advocate membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Half-off guest admission tickets
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free children's and family educational programs
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Eight guest admission passes
  • Exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive Culture Club events

Business Memberships

Art Works Business Member (2 - 49 employees)

$500
Free admission, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (2 - 49 employees)

$500
  • Free admission for employees
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Art Works Business Member (50-99 employees)

$1000
Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (50-99 employees)

$1000
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Art Works Business Member (100-499 employees)

$2500
Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

Art Works Business Member (100-499 employees)

$2500
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop

*Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.
**“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.

Art Works Business Member (500+ employees)

$5000
Free admission, facility rental, recognition in publications, discounts, and more.

Art Works Business Member (500+ employees)

$5000
  • Free admission for employees
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events
  • Listing on the museum’s website
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum**
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum*
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop
*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum gallery hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted or free facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.

Director's Circle

Director's Circle

$1000
All general and contributor membership benefits plus: Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions; Opportunities for tours and travel with the Director; Private shopping day at the museum store in conjunction with Director’s Reception; Complimentary copy of a newly published museum catalog/book; Tax deductible gift amount: $1,000

Director's Circle

$1000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 15 Ohio art museums and over 230 museums across North America
  • Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions and opportunities for tours and travel with the Director
  • Private shopping day at the museum store in conjunction with Director’s Reception
  • Complimentary copy of a newly published museum catalog/book
  • Tax deductible amount: $1,000

Director's Circle Silver

$1500
All basic Director’s Circle benefits plus: One complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year); Six guest admission passes; Tax deductible gift amount: $1,500

Director's Circle Silver

$1500
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 15 Ohio art museums and over 230 museums across North America
  • One complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year)
  • Six guest admission passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $1,500

Director's Circle Gold

$2500
All basic Director’s Circle benefits plus: Private lunch for two with the Director upon request; Private docent tour for up to eight; Six guest admission passes; Tax deductible gift amount: $2,500

Director's Circle Gold

$2500
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 15 Ohio art museums and over 230 museums across North America
  • Private lunch for two with the Director upon request
  • Private docent tour for up to eight
  • Six guest admission passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $2,500

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
All basic Director’s Circle benefits plus: Invitation for two to an event at the Director’s home; Choice of one exhibition catalog per year; Six guest admission passes; Tax deductible gift amount: $5,000

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 15 Ohio art museums and over 230 museums across North America
  • Invitation for two to an event at the Director’s home
  • Choice of one exhibition catalog per year
  • Six guest admission passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $5,000

Director's Circle Crystal

$10000
Champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with Director or Curator; All Exhibition Catalogs; Ten guest admission passes; Tax deductible gift amount: $10,000

Director's Circle Crystal

$10000
  • Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibitions galleries for one year
  • Invitations to exhibition preview events
  • Discounts in the museum store and on educational workshops, lectures and programs
  • Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-the-scenes tours and wine tastings
  • Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine
  • Complimentary parking in the High/Market parking deck, directly across from the art museum at 40 South High St. Bring your parking deck ticket and membership card to the Visitors Service desk and we will validate it.
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 15 Ohio art museums and over 230 museums across North America
  • Champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with Director or Curator
  • All exhibition catalogs (three to four per year)
  • Ten guest admission passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $10,000