Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ready. Set. CREATE!

Dear Friends,

At Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, we've it made our mission to unlock creativity through exceptional visual arts education. We truly believe the arts have the power to improve individuals, our community and our future. Get engaged today! Give a gift to our Annual Giving campaign and join us in ensuring access to the arts is a part of everyday life on Maui. Why is it important to support the arts?

Because it's good for you!
Art provides a fun, cathartic, and meaningful outlet for creative thinking and expression, is an important vehicle for self-realization and the exploration of your identity. It pushes and stretches your creative capacities, paving the way for essential problem-solving skills. Art is thought-provoking, educational and entertaining. It stimulates minds and hearts, deepens perspectives, and gives life meaning. Simply put, the value that art provides is irreplaceable.

Because it's good for your community!
Art builds community by creating social connections and increasing cross-cultural awareness, offering another mechanism for understanding your own perceptions and their relevance to others. Art promotes civic engagement. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, participants in the arts are more than twice as likely to volunteer and contribute substantial social capital to their communities. Additionally, artists and arts organizations fuel the local economy, contributing to an increase in jobs, tourism, and the success of small Maui businesses. Art makes your community a better place to live!

Because it's good for your future!
The arts nourish and mold future leaders of your community by helping youth to develop a better understanding of the world around them. Arts education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of Maui youth and has been proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries. An arts education develops a sense of craftsmanship and positive work ethic, strengthens critical thinking and goal-setting skills, and significantly adds to overall academic achievement. Furthermore, it encourages students to nurture a sense of self-confidence and pride in their work, and inspires at-risk youth to stay in school for a brighter future.

How can I help?
Take action right now! Give a 100% tax-deductible contribution to the Hui's Annual Giving campaign today! Your support gives our community the necessary economic and social benefits provided by a lively and dynamic arts scene.

Every gift makes a difference; no gift is too large or too small! And it's easy to give-simply click here to submit your contribution online or call us at (808) 572-6560 ext. 33 to pay by phone. Your gift will create invaluable opportunities in the visual arts that benefit you, your community and your future. Ready. Set. Create!

Mahalo nui loa,

Caroline Killhour
Executive Director

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