Support BlackRock

Dear Friends,

Your benevolent gifts, your continued patronage, your love of our community have made BlackRock Center for the Arts a special place to experience the arts in all their glory. Our classes, workshops, recitals and professional performances are a hallmark in this community. Walking through this beautiful building, listening to the joyful noise from our vibrant classes as well as the bustle of rehearsals for our top notch productions, these are all inspiring signs of how great we have become.

There are no cultural arts centers in the area that offer such a wide array of options. This year alone, we tripled our performance offerings to bring an array of distinctly different Series performances, in Blues, Celtic, Jazz, Comedy, Theater, Bluegrass, and so many more. We expanded our educational classes, embellished our summer concert series, and gave numerous local arts groups a home where they can hang their hat and really impact us all. None of it would be possible without you.

Your gifts ensure that we are able to:

  • maintain our high quality artistic performance,
  • continue to expand programming to meet the needs of our ever changing, diverse community,
  • keep our Art Galleries free and open to the public,
  • expand our Free Summer concert series
  • reach out the underserved youth through scholarships and free performances in schools
  • and create an authentic creative landscape by supporting our regional artists

With our world changing so rapidly, our mission is more important now than ever!  We bring our community together to speak the only universal language – art!

So, yes, once again we say thank you. It is our privilege to host you, your family, and your friends in this beautiful center we all share. Every gift is important and every gift counts.  We could not do what we do without your support! And as you consider your end-of-the-year giving, please think of us again, the only cultural center in UpCounty that brings you world class cultural entertainment right in your own backyard.

And please give generously!  Sponsor a performance or a series, give to a scholarship or to the much needed general support of the center. It is with your charitable gift that we can continue to prosper.


Warmest wishes,

Lynn Arndt, CEO

and the BlackRock Team

When you donate to BlackRock, you’re contributing to making our community thrive.

Ticket revenue and class fees cover only 60% of the total cost of providing performances of popular top tier artists, high quality arts classes, and free gallery exhibits and outdoor concerts.


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, Marketing & Development Associate, at 240-912-1068 or email