Art Works Business Membership Spotlight:
Western Reserve PBS

Debra Racey, Corporate Support Representative
Field: Educational Television/Media/Public Broadcasting Service

City: Akron/Canton/Cleveland/Youngstown

What made you decide to have your business become an Art Works Business Member?
Western Reserve PBS has been a longtime supporter and is a proud media partner of the museum.

Western Reserve PBS

How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum? 
On average, I try to visit once or twice a month. 

"Art is vital to the well-being and growth of each and every one of us. The museum does a tremendous job of making this gift accessible to all, regardless of age, income, etc. Truly a “people’s museum.”"

What benefit of Art Works Business Membership do you appreciate the most and why? 
It is a wonderful benefit and opportunity for the employees to experience the museum and its programs, and it allows them to share the gift of art with their families as well.

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted you? Your business? The region as a whole?
It is a continuing adventure in discovering new artists and experiences. Supporting a fellow nonprofit fits well with the station’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire. Art makes an important impact

Are there particular works of art in the collection or current/past exhibitions that are special to you? Which ones and why? 
It was wonderful to experience Turn The Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose and I am drawn to El Anatsui’s Dzesi II. I’m a huge fan of the magazine Hi-Fructose and the artist Mark Ryden. The work of El Anatsui is monumental.

Why do you feel the Akron Art Museum is important – for individuals, families, communities – your employees?
Art is vital to the well-being and growth of each and every one of us. The museum does a tremendous job of making this gift accessible to all, regardless of age, income, etc. Truly a “people’s museum.”

Do you have a story or memory that you would like to share about the Akron Art Museum?
As an Akron native, I have spent a lot of time at the museum. From taking classes at the old building as a child/teen, to the early Downtown@Dusk series, each visit has given me something to look back on fondly. It has such a great vibe to it and it just keeps getting better, year after year. Excited to see where it goes in the future!

Join the growing list of companies in demonstrating support for the arts in our community: Akron Children's Hospital, Akron Coffee Roasters, Albrecht Incorporated, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., Beyond Borders, BPI Information Systems, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC, Central Graphics & Signs, Cohen & Company, Control Concepts of Ohio, Dominion Energy, EarthQuaker Devices, Edenscape LLC, Emery Electric, Inc., Famous Supply, Fidelity Investments, Fairlawn Office, Grants Plus, Greater Akron Chamber, Harwick Standard, The J.M. Smucker Company, Lake Business Products, Myers School of Art, Ohio CAT, Printing Concepts, Risk International Services, Inc., Roderick Linton Belfance LLP, S.A. Comunale, Co. Inc., Securitec One, Inc., Sequoia Financial Group, Sikich LLP, Speelman Electric, Inc., Star Printing Company, Inc., State And Federal Communications, Inc., Suncrest Gardens, Sweet Mary’s Bakery, Sweet Modern/Cogneato,TKM, United Way of Summit County, Valley Car Wash, Western Reserve PBS. 

Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships or call Senior Development Officer Jeneé Garlando at 330.376.9186 x222.    

    

Personal Memberships

Supporting

$500
All Contributing member benefits plus exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive Supporting membership events

Supporting

$500

Your support of the Akron Art Museum helps us bring inspiring art experiences to everyone in our community.

All Contributing membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free or discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America
  • Eight guest admission passes
  • Exclusive access to art tours, discussions with renowned artists, curators, collectors and guest lecturers, and invitations to exclusive events

Contributing

$250
All Dual/Family+ member benefits plus access to unique events and opportunities to experience modern and contemporary art in a social setting with friends and other young professionals

Contributing

$250

Get more member perks while supporting inspiring art experiences in Akron.

All Dual/Family+ membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America
  • Four guest admission passes

Dual/Family+

$150
Your membership travels with you: get member treatment at over 100 museums across North America. Plus, free and discounted children's and family educational programs.

Dual/Family+

$150

All Dual/Family membership benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs
  • Your membership travels with you: Reciprocal membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America. So, use your Akron Art Museum membership on your next vacation
  • Two guest admission passes

Dual/Family

$75
Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Dual/Family

$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 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Individual

$50
Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Individual

$50
  • Unlimited free admission to the galleries 
  • Complimentary parking 
  • 10% discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Access to exclusive art experiences, Members-Only exhibition preview events and programs, as well as free and discounted children's and family educational programs

Business Memberships

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.

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 (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 (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.

Director's Circle

Director's Circle Crystal

$10000
All Director's Circle Platinum member benefits plus champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with the John S. Knight Director and CEO or a museum Curator

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
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Champagne VIP tour of exhibition for eight with Director or Curator
  • All exhibition catalogs (three to four per year)
  • Ten guest admission passes

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
All Director's Circle Gold member benefits plus invitation for two to an event at the John S. Knight Director and CEO's home

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 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Invitation for two to an event at the Director’s home
  • Choice of one exhibition catalog per year
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle Gold

$2500
All Director's Circle Silver member benefits plus private lunch for two with the John S. Knight Director and CEO upon request

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 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • Private lunch for two with the Director upon request
  • Private docent tour for up to eight
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle Silver

$1500
All Director's Circle member benefits plus one complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year)

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 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • One complimentary one-year dual/household level gift membership (designate a new recipient each year)
  • Six guest admission passes

Director's Circle

$1000
Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions and opportunities for tours and travel with the John S. Knight Director and CEO

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 
  • Tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 13 Ohio art museums, 90 museums across North America and 40 world-class U.S. contemporary art museums
  • 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