Dear Friends,

It’s Our 15th Anniversary!

The BlackRock family is at a pivotal point in its history and development.  We are proudly embarking on our 15th season, and it is your love and devotion that has paved the way, helped us achieve many victories and is now helping us build a great future.

Matching Grants Double the Value of Your Gift

This year we are in a fortunate position: if you choose to designate your gift to support technology or summer concert series, any financial gift you give to Black Rock will be matched! This is thanks to a $50,000 technology grant from Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and a $15,000 programming grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  That will empower us to elevate our journey to greater achievements, and with your generosity, update our ailing equipment and present an even greater diversity of programming.  Together, we can achieve the incredible!

BlackRock is the Heart of Your Community

As your new Executive Director, I am honored and eager to start working side-by-side with you to shape the vision and the future of this breathtaking center.  This is your center, your creative hub, and the artistic soul of your community.  On behalf of the talented and very committed BlackRock team, I invite you to get more involved and to share your interests and passions with us.

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

The BlackRock family is here for you, for our community, for artistic talent, and most importantly, for our children. We promise your donation will make a world of difference. We never take the privilege of your support for granted.  Your gift of time or treasure is critical because it provides the resources that make an immediate impact. Please consider supporting BlackRock with as generous a gift as you can.

Warmest wishes,

Alyona A. Ushe, Executive Director

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.


If you are donating $100 or more, please consider becoming a member of BlackRock!

QueletsMembers 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 $65 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 the Development Department at 240-912-1059 or email