Art Works Business Membership Spotlight:
PHILIP CHIARAPPA, BEST COMMERCIAL ENERGY SERVICES, INC.

Field: Mechanical maintenance, installation, and service as well as building automation / temperature controls
Occupation:  Vice President

City: Akron

What made you decide to have your business become an Art Works Business Member?
As an Akron native I have always been a fan of the Akron Art Museum. I think that it is important to expose people to art and culture so imagination can thrive. I really appreciate what they do for the community and what an outstanding facility it has become. My company was recently selected to be the museum’s preferred partner for all of the facilities’ HVAC maintenance and service. We were also selected to tackle a large scale overhaul of the facilities’ critical temperature control systems. We are very honored to be part of the solution to fix the systems that keep the exhibits safe.

Philip Chiarappa & family, Vice President, Best Commercial Energy Services. Photo: Shane Wynn

We routinely give back to our non-profit and charitable clients because it is the right thing to do. So when we were approached by the museum to become a business partner we jumped at the chance. I am personally very excited about my family’s company being fortunate enough to be able to give back and support a beautiful Akron landmark.


How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum?
We promote our employees to visit the museum and take advantage of all it has to offer. I know that my family frequents the museum. We have a 2-year-old daughter that really enjoys the fantastic children’s programs offered by the museum.

"I think that it is important to expose people to art and culture so imagination can thrive."

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted your business? The region as a whole?
The museum has impacted my family by providing great organized events for my daughter and wife to attend. The museum has impacted my business in such a positive way. By trusting us with the critical systems at the museum it has increased our position in the market. This allows us to hire local workers, train them to perform skilled jobs and pay them competitively; so they can provide for their families and support the community.

Why do you feel art is important—for individuals, families, communities?
As previously mentioned it is important for children, students, and adults to have access to art and creativity. It is good for the community to have an outlet like the art museum to enjoy. If a visit to a facility like the museum positively influences individuals to think freely and create then it is well worth it.

Join the growing list of companies such as Akron Children’s Hospital; Amer Insurance; Best Commercial Energy Services, Inc.; Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC; Central Graphics & Signs; Emery Electric, Inc.; FirstEnergy; Myers School of Art; Ohio CAT; Printing Concepts; S.A. Comunale, Co. Inc.; Securitec One, Inc.; Star Printing Company, Inc.; The J.M. Smucker Company and TKM in demonstrating support for the arts in our community.

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

    

Personal Memberships

Culture Club

$500
All Modern Contemporaries member 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

Modern Contemporaries

$250
All Art Advocate 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

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

Art Advocate

$150
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, 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

Art House – Families

$75
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

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 Enthusiast – Individual

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

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

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 Director or 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 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

Director's Circle Platinum

$5000
All Director's Circle Gold member benefits plus invitation for two to an event at the Director’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 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 Gold

$2500
All Director's Circle Silver member benefits plus private lunch for two with the Director 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 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 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 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

$1000
Invitations to special preview dinners of exhibitions and opportunities for tours and travel with the Director

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