Giving Day

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Giving Day in support of Art in the Arboretum
Date:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time:  12:01 am-11:59 pm
Location: Arboretum Upper Patio
On March 8, click here to donate.
Thank you!!

   As Giving Day draws closer on Wednesday, March, 8, the Arboretum is organizing to take advantage of this opportunity to raise support to grow our Art in the Arboretum program and fund our ambitious new exhibit Site Specific Environmental Installations.
   Starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 8 and continuing for 24 hours, donors are encouraged to give where their hearts live!  With your help, we can surpass our goal of $25,000.  

Art in the Arboretum: Site Specific Environmental Installations

   Art in the Arboretum was created to promote the arts and to further the connection between the Arboretum, UCSC and the Santa Cruz Community.

   Our next, visionary exhibit is Site Specific Environmental InstallationsArtists will create works that compliment the gardens. Enhancement to the garden space will be an intricate part of the project, with artists, Arboretum staff, students and volunteers working side-by-side and learning from each other.

   These one-of-a-kind installations, a first in Santa Cruz County, will vary in medium and scale engaging the viewer to explore the gardens, discovering works of art along their journey. The exhibits explore different mediums and concepts; they will have a large educational component offering art talks, workshops, and demonstrations. Watch an introductory video to the exhibit: Site Specific Environmental Installations.

Art in the Arboretum Giving Day Events - March 8
  7-9 am  Bagels with the Birds & Tour with Todd Newberry 
               (Early Rise Challenge 7-8 am. The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.)

12-2 pm  Ceramic Bird Workshop & Munchies with Susana Arias 
                  (Mid Day Challange 12-2pm) The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.)

  6-8 pm  Wine & Cheese with the Art in the Arboretum Artists
                (Mad Dash Challange 6-8pm)
The project with the most donors will be awarded $1,000.) 

Why should you participate in Giving Day in support of Art in the Arboretum?  

   Every dollar donated to the Art in the Arboretum on Giving Day, March 8 will be leveraged by an incentive pool and make us eligible for matching funds that can increase the impact of your contribution.  Your donations will go farther on March 8!  (The project with most donors will be awarded a $10,000 bonus.)

Here are ways you can help make Giving Day in support of Art in the Arboretum a success:
     ï Like our Arboretum page on Facebook:  UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.  Comment on and share our Giving Day posts.
     ï Come to our Art in the Arboretum events on March 8 at the Arboretum.  
     ï Donate in-person at the events or online! Especially during the 7-9 am, 12-2 pm and 6-8 pm Challenges. The DONATE NOW button will be available on our website, blast email and Facebook posts.
     ï Invite others to join you in making a gift on March 8.  The project with the most donors at the end of Giving Day will be awarded $10,000.

Thank you for your generosity.  We hope to see you on March 8.