Individual Donors

Sustaining ($250 and above)

Nancy Baker

Sherri and Graydon DeCamp

Kris and Phil Elbert

Hildreth Foundation

Barb and Bernie Johnson

Peggy and Graham Martin

Nancy and Lou Sanford

Margaret and Bob Stillman

Charlotte and Bob Streit

Supporting  ($100 to 249)

Laura Andersen

Sharon Bacon

Amanda and Paul Brink

Peggy Bushnell

Sandy and Doug Cron

Charlene and Paul Fitzpatrick

Jenny and Jim Lawrence

Judith Lewandowski

Nell Lockhart

Jon Looney and Christine Lozen-Looney

Dale and Marie Mankin

Carolyn and Tom McAnallen

Lisa and Robert McCririe

Sue and Mike McIntyre

Donna and David Miller

Joyce Mims

Nancy Muhlig

Barb Mullaly

Vickie and Tom Palmer

Susan and Richard Pixley

Kathy and David Ripmaster

Maureen and Theodore Robinson

Martha Scarborough

George and Deanna Seifried

Joanne and Les Teague

Sally and Sandy Thomson

Bobbi and Bob Vitito

Nancy and Marshall Wright

Babs Young

Family  ($50 to 99)

Lynn and Chuck Bauer

Jeanne Boyd

Susan and Michael Chesney

Donna and Jack Fahlen

Elaine and Don Glowicki

James Lagowski

Vince Lobisco

Marilyn Lufkin

Deborah Magennis

Debbie and Dave McKeon

Barbara Moyer

Ruth and Elmer Peterman

Marge and Ken Philp

Jan Schilling

Doris and Lee Scott

Nina and David Sgriccia

Jacquie and Chuck Thiel

Eunice Thompson

Individual  (up to $49)

Lillian Borland

Sue and Tom Calkins

Connie and Dick Claar

Marcia and Mack Endo

Elizabeth Garner

Diane Geddes

Dianne Fisher Kilcherman

Karen and Bob Kingon

Walt Kroupa

Sharon and Mark Lanier

Misaeng and Zach Liggett

Cindy Price

Dianne and Howard Richter

June Schwarz

Jill and Bob Spencer

Dana Vannoy

Jan Zander

Business Donors

Elk Rapids Medical Clinic

Torch Tip Iron Works

The arts play a vital role... 

The arts animate our community, bringing people together to share common experiences, stimulating our imaginations, and fostering a rich and varied quality of life. In Elk Rapids, we are fortunate to have a lively mix of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts.

Actively supporting the arts in Elk Rapids is Art Rapids!, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by a group of arts-minded citizens. The group set about organizing a juried art fair on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay; the event now attracts more than 4,000 visitors each year.

The art fair has expanded to include several outreach programs including:

  • Scholarships for graduating Elk Rapids seniors pursuing higher education in the arts
  • Scholarships for high-school undergraduates for advanced arts instruction
  • Grants to teachers, schools, area residents and groups for arts-related projects and activities
  • Community arts events
  • Gifts of art and concerts to the community, including the Walk of Art Sculpture Gallery

Your role is vital too...

With the help of art-enthusiasts and community members like you, Art Rapids! can continue to support the art education of young people and deliver quality arts programming to the entire community. Your gifts in the form of an annual donation are greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Please join us in support of the arts in Elk Rapids by becoming a donor to Art Rapids! today. Your tax-deductible donation will strengthen scholarship and school-assistance programs and benefit community arts programs. Your gift to Art Rapids! will be multiplied many times over in the joy and vitality that it delivers to all.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

Opportunities and benefits...

As a supporter of Art Rapids!, you will enjoy these benefits and opportunities:

  • Art Rapids! email newsletter
  • Advance notice and registration for Art Rapids! sponsored events
  • Recognition on the Art Rapids! website

Your support will enhance the quality of life of the entire Elk Rapids community for years to come, and will help make our town an even finer place to live, work, and visit. 

Two easy options

Join us in our mission to support and encourage artists and the arts and promote Elk Rapids as a place where art happens.

1. Donate Online

Join us in our mission to support and encourage artists and the arts and promote Elk Rapids as a place where art happensYou can donate online using the button below!


2. Write a Check

Simply make your check payable to:

Art Rapids!, P. O. Box 301, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 or click the button to the right to donate online.

Thank You

Art Rapids! Contributors

For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018 - as of January 13, 2018

Business Donors

Elk Rapids Medical Clinic

Torch Tip Iron Works