GOLDEN, COLORADO – Foothills Art Center (FAC) will host an art supply drive to benefit Pleasant View Elementary School in Golden, Colorado. The school’s art budget is extremely limited this year: the district allocated only $1 per student.

The event will connect Foothills Art Center and Pleasant View in their shared mission of education.

“We want our students to have a broad experience with art and creation and that's where our partnership with Foothills Art Center can be truly beneficial,” says art teacher Chris Tidd. He incorporates a wide variety of materials and projects to keep the students’ attention and inspire their natural creativity.

Traditional materials like paintbrushes and markers are needed, but so are silverware, bike parts, and other household items. Students will use these objects to make sculptures on the Nature Path behind Pleasant View.

Foothills Art Center invites the community to bring art supplies and cash donations to Foothills Art Center or Pleasant View Elementary School. Donations will be collected Friday August 14 – Sunday August 30.

Construction paper Colored pencils Markers
Paint brushes Nontoxic paint
Silverware Wooden spoons Bowls Mixers/blenders Hardware
Drills/drill bits
Metal and wood scraps Shovels

Foothills Art Center 809 15th Street Golden, CO 80401

CONTACT - Mary Ellen Williams, Executive Director 303.279.3922, ext. 29 MaryEllen@FoothillsArtCenter.org

Located in historic downtown Golden, Foothills Art Center (FAC) leads and inspires the community through art, education, and cultural excellence. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Foothills Art Center is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. 

Founded in 1968 and an official member of the United States National Registry of Historic Buildings, the main gallery is housed in an 1872 Gothic style church and an 1892 Queen Anne style manse, set behind a sculpture garden designed by Saarinen Landscape Architecture. The Foothills Art Center Community Gallery is located next door, in Victorian era mansion built in 1899 by Perre O. Unger.

Anna Schoen