Support BlackRock

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday

Your support will allow BlackRock to continue to offer diverse visual and performing arts programming, support local artists, provide quality education, offer camp programs that are affordable for our neighbors, and reach into the community to provide art to everyone, no matter their income. Please join us!



Dear Friends of BlackRock,

On the morning of my first day of work at BlackRock, I walked through the doors and was struck by the serene beauty in the silence of the Center. I learned quickly that the early morning serenity gives way to the joyful sounds of a performing arts center. As I write this: the sound of children taking piano lessons is harmonizing with the beat of the hip hop class and a young boy stands outside the ballet studio trying to get his sister’s attention. The art galleries are open, a corporate retreat is taking place on the terrace, and our technicians are conducting a sound check for the weekend performance. This is just a snapshot of BlackRock but these are the sights and sounds of our Center on any given day, all made possible by you.

BlackRock reflects its diverse community.
Every year more than 40,000 people walk through the doors of BlackRock to attend performances, take classes, and enjoy the galleries. They also come to BlackRock to celebrate special moments in their lives—weddings, baptisms, sweet 16 parties, quinceañeras, bar/bat mitzvahs, and memorial services for lives lost. This year more than 60 performances will take place—from country to rock, Celtic to jazz, and comedy to family shows—and every summer thousands of people enjoy our free concerts and festivals in our community spaces. Our reach extends beyond our walls with our BlackRock without Borders program that brings arts education to local schools for children for whom classes would be unattainable. 

BlackRock counts on you.
Every performance, every class, every festival, every beautiful sound within these walls has been made possible by our community of supporters. As we approach the end of 2019, we ask that you consider BlackRock in your year-end giving plans. Your contribution will allow us to continue to offer diverse visual and performing arts programming, support local artists, provide quality education and camp programs that are affordable for our neighbors, and reach into the community to provide art to everyone, no matter their income:


Please join me in celebrating the arts and our community; take a class, visit our galleries, and come to a performance. Enjoy what you have helped make possible.

With Gratitude,
Lynn Andreas Arndt
Chief Executive Officer


Consider becoming a member of BlackRock!

Members Make it Happen
Ticket revenue and class fees cover only 60%  portion of the total cost of providing performances of popular top tier artists, high-quality art classes and free gallery exhibits and outdoor concerts.  Your membership makes it possible for BlackRock to continue offering exceptional programs to the community while keeping prices affordable for everyone.


  • Ensure that live performances of top regional and national talent remain accessible and affordable
  • Showcase the work of the area’s leading visual artists
  • Bring joy and discovery to children enrolled in our extensive arts education programs, and provide scholarships for children from low-income families

To become a member click  “Become a Member” below. Giving $100 or more entitles you to membership benefits (see below).

Benefits and Levels of Membership


First Access – Be the first to select your subscriptions and favorite seats before they go on sale to the public

Exclusive Access – Join other Members with BlackRock Board and staff at our private Members’ Lounge, featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvre and refreshments, as you mingle with like-minded art lovers in our BlackRock Family.

$100 | Supporter

All above benefits PLUS:

  • Special invitations to our one of a kind Gallery Artist receptions and workshops
  • One free ticket exchange a year (After that, a $5 exchange fee will be applied)

Fan | $250
Best option for families and those interested in classes at BlackRock

All above benefits PLUS:

  • 10% off four tickets per show all season
  • Discounts on registration in  BlackRock’s classes & camps
  • $15 discounts on seasonal classes & camps
  • $45 discount on conservatory classes starting in Fall 2016
  • $30 discount on conservatory classes starting in Winter 2017

$500 | Patron

All above benefits PLUS:

  • 50% discounts for your friends when you own two tickets to any event
  • One free exclusive BlackRock coffee mug

$750 | Artists 

All above benefits PLUS:

  • One free season pass to all films in the On Screen/In Person Series
  • 10% off Gallery gift case merchandise
  • One free exclusive BlackRock t-shirt

$1,250 | Impresario

All above benefits PLUS:

  • 10% off artwork from BlackRock’s Galleries
  • Bring two friends to Membership Lounge of your choice with performance tickets
  • One free exclusive BlackRock umbrella

$2,500 and above  | Anniversary Society

All above benefits PLUS:

  • 10% off BlackRock’s popular event rental spaces (Not including labor, equipment, or materials)
  • Receive two free tickets for friends to any performances for which you already own tickets
  • Bring two friends to any and all Membership Lounge
  • A free BlackRock class of your choice (up to $250 value)

In addition, members at this level have the option to designate a portion of their contribution to underwrite the cost of student scholarships, gallery openings, performances, arts education programs and more. This way, you can direct your gift toward a program that best reflects your interests and values.

To discuss ways to customize your sponsorship package or to make a legacy gift to BlackRock, please contact Max Styles, Executive Assistant, at 240-912-1068 or email