Volunteer at Art Reach
Pat Knapp of Alma has been named 2013 Volunteer of the Year for Art Reach of Mid Michigan. She will be formally recognized May 1 at noon during the Let’s Do Lunch program at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway in downtown Mt. Pleasant.
Knapp has served Art Reach for many years bringing art education to the young people of the central Michigan community, especially through the Art Reach Picture Program and Day With the Artists program.
"The kids get so excited when we bring in the art and the artists," Knapp says. "The schools have such limited resources and it is great when Art Reach brings these programs to the students."
As coordinator of the Art Reach Picture Program for Alma, St. Louis, Ithaca, Montabella and Vestaburg schools, she delivers reproductions of famous fine art to volunteers who give art history lessons in the classrooms. She also has taught the lessons and coordinates the programs in Nikkari and Carrie Knause elementary schools in St. Louis.
In 2008, Knapp organized Day With the Artists in St. Louis schools, a program that brings local artists into the schools for hands-on demonstrations of the artists' specialties. She has assisted with the program in Mt. Pleasant for several years.
Knapp co-founded Healing Arts that brings artists into local care facilities to provide hands-on art experiences for the facilities’ residents.
Volunteer opportunities ABOUND at Art Reach! Call 989.773.3689 to inquire!
YOU can Volunteer for a Program Committee such as:
Art Walk Central: A community wide art competition held in August
Annual Art Auction: Our largest fund raiser of the year bringing community and artists together in support of the arts!
Chair Affair: Help with logistics of this creative fund raiser that offers hand made and decorated Adirondack chairs for community members to purchase.
Day with the Artist: This committee organizes two events/year highlighting local artists who demonstrate their talent to school children
Festival of Banners: Help facilitate over 300 vinyl banners to be hung in Isabella County from June through October
Gallery Committee: Take part in reviewing exhibit applicants and help facilitate their exhibits
Gift Shop Clerk Volunteer: Whether you have one afternoon a week, a month or all year - consider helping in the Art Reach on Broadway Consignment Shop
Healing Arts: Are you an artist willing to share your talents with residents of area care facilities? If so, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
Kid's Calendar Art: Be part of the team that coordinates this annual calendar and honors student artists at a reception at Art Reach
Let's Do Lunch: We can use your help lining up these monthly performances
Picture Program Docent: Join over 150 volunteers who travel to local schools each month to give an art history lesson ... right in the classroom!
Scholarship Committee: This committee reviews scholarship applications and selects winners
Wellspring Literary Series: Help with logistics of this poetry series presented in partnership with the English Department at CMU
Winter Concert Series: You can sit on the committee that selects performers for this successfull musical series