The Museum of Friends is a 501 © (3) nonprofit educational organization that relies on your support to keep its doors open. Your membership donations allow MoF to share its collections and programs with an ever increasing audience. We have expanded the public and educational programs and changing exhibitions to offer something for many ages and interests in our community. As a tourist destination MoF aligns with the local and County Spanish Peaks Tourism department to raise public understanding of contemporary art and social issues to bring more visitors each year to Walsenburg to enjoy a robust exhibition schedule.
ways to support
support details & information
Membership includes invitations to three exhibition openings yearly, one custom MoF T-shirt, and 10% discounts on programming and at the Museum Store.
Individual Membership $50
Family of 4 $100
Beyond our individual and family membership we offer support categories that may better fit your interest in MoF. Contributors at the following levels receive all benefits of membership plus one special evening of celebration at MoF and listing on our website and publications as a special donor.
Benefactor $250.00 to $499.00
Sponsor $500.00 to $2,499.00
Philanthropist $2,500.00 to $4,999.00
Curator’s Circle $5,000.00 to $9,999.00
Independent Cultural Guardian $10,000 & up
Corporate Support (Sponsorship) Sponsorship at MoF offers significant philanthropic and marketing opportunities. It allows a company or corporation to support the only fine arts museum in Walsenburg thereby encouraging cultural development in an Enterprise Zone. All sponsors will be acknowledged with the printing of their logo on our publications. Contact the museum for more details.
where your money goes
Annual Fund Drive for Membership is offered twice a year (the year-end appeal) and (the spring membership drive.) Membership offers many benefits such as free entrance and discounts in the Made in Walsenburg Shop. We invite all members of the community to openings and public events and hold one special member preview to encourage dialogue with our members by sharing surveys and questionnaires to design audience driven programs and exhibitions. When you support MoF you are participating in the discovery of the hidden Art His/Herstory of Southern Colorado. As the first museum of Counter Culture Art in the US you will be a part of the presentation of socially engaged programs for the community and visitors from Colorado and all parts of the Country
We are inviting you to visit and reacquaint yourself with MoF’s programs and exhibitions. Please donate on this website or visit this link to experience the social media platform Colorado Gives Day. This year Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 8, 2018. Or visit the Go Fund Me webpage to support the Audio Tour and other special educational projects in our permanent collection; or visit GuideStar to view MoF’s transparency in operations. If you are unable to make a monetary contribution, please contact Maria to discuss volunteerism.
Annual Operating and Program costs include: programming costs; artists and teacher’s salaries; materials for classes and programs; operational expenses, publication production. These are some of the categories where your contribution will go:
• Making MoF accessible to all who may desire to visit with the construction of a new ADA Restroom.
• Exhibition support: Collections Management Collectrium project (the first step in a complete catalogue of the permanent collection and research related costs.
• Changing exhibition costs - framing and mounting new works as well as signage, printing, and research regarding the collection is made possible by your support.
Educational program support:
The School-Tour Program
Post Visits in the Classroom
Early Childhood Art and Literacy
The New Virtual Art in Your Living Room (currently being designed)
The Friday Art Laboratory that highlights STEAM and community action for the common good - youth and Public Art
Thursdays is for Thinking after school program developing social skills while creating art
•Adult program Self-Actualization, Art, Meditation, and Visualization.