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GRANTS, FUNDING & OTHER SUPPORT

We work hard to seek appropriate grants and funding opportunities to supplement our diverse programming, restoration and maintenance and operational cost needs.

This year has been particularly challenging and yet we have been blessed with funding from these amazing institutions as well as our individual donors and members. Please consider joining our organization as a member or making a donation to support our programming, operations and restoration efforts.

 

STOREY COUNTY FUNDING:

We are thankful for Storey County funding and in-kind support by the IT department and Public Works departments.  Through this crucial support, we are able to address some of the critical restoration and maintenance work required to keep this amazing county property standing and available to visitors and our community that would otherwise not be covered through grants, donations and programming revenues.

NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL & NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE ARTS:

Our programs have been funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency,

The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, a federal agency, including a fantastic 2-year 2024/25-2025/26 grant to support our operations.

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COMMISSION FOR CULTURAL CENTERS and HISTORIC PRESERVATION &  STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE:  

The CCCHP grants have been a funding cornerstone of our restoration and preservation efforts.  Through these grants, and Storey County Building Grants, we have been able to achieve great improvements to protect and preserve this magnificent property.  

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GOOGLE AD GRANT:

We are thrilled to receive a $10,000/month Google Ad Grant for marketing.  We have been so pleased to see how this has improved traffic and website interactions, bookings, and new patronage.  Thank you to ConnectAd for managing this grant on our behalf and helping ensure maximum results.

GALLERY OF THE WEST:

Gallery of the West is a Key Member and Donor to the Art Center, offering annual support of our programming.  https://virginiacitygalleryofthewest.com/

 

 

PONDEROSA SALOON:

The Ponderosa Saloon is a long-time partner with us, supporting our efforts to offer great events to the community.  https://www.ponderosasaloon.com/

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN INVESTIGATING GHOST SIGHTINGS:

Also known as W.I.G.S., this group of amazing people host annual paranormal investigation fundraisers to support our preservation efforts.  For more than a decade W.I.G.S. has worked hard to volunteer their time and raise funds to restore and preserve this historic treasure.  Follow them on Facebook for more information.

 

 

SOMETHING WEIRD VIDEO & AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVES::

Lisa Petrucci, owner of Something Weird Video, and the kind folks at American Genre Film Archives, graciously sponsored all of the screenings of the Godmonster of Indian Flats.

GRANDMA'S FUDGE:

Grandma's Fudge has donated not only delicious handmade candy for our Easter Egg hunts, and Cornucopia popcorn brittle for our Godmonster of Indian Flats 50th Anniversary celebration...they donate a lot of labor too!  All of their delicious items are handmade right on C Street, in the former Virginia City Theatre location.  20 North C Street, Virginia City, NV 89440 or https://www.grandmasfudgefactory.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL SIERRA CONSTRUCTION

Central Sierra Construction supports St. Mary's Art Center not only through their beautiful craftsmanship, but through donated and/or discounted time and materials to help us achieve our goals.

BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE:

Instrumental in the restoration of Frederic Hobbs' "Aerobic Warrior", BAMPFA located and shared rare video of this rarely seen sculpture.

 

PURA VIDA SIERRAS ART:

PVSA donates art instruction and supplies for many of our classes and is responsible for the physical and financial restoration of Frederic Hobbs' "Aerobic Warrior" sculpture.

 

LEIGH VANDENBERG:

 

Leigh donates her instruction and art supplies for many of our Arts & Crafts Revival Classes. 

PURE TONIC DISPENSARY:​

Pure Tonic Dispensary generously hosted a purchase round up fundraiser for St. Mary's Art Center in April 2023.   https://puretonicdispensary.com/

 

BARRELS O CANDY:

Barrels O Candy generously donated 30 movie screening-size boxes of candy for our Godmonster of Indian Flats event in October, 2023.  This gave us a fantastic concession stand offering for our movie-goers!  13 North C Street, Virginia City, Nevada 89440

OUR MEMBERS & PATRONS:​

Last, but never least, our amazing members and patrons provide on-going support for our programming and numerous operating costs.  We love having this diverse family of art and history lovers.

 

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