February 2020

Dear Art League Friends and Family,

We are grateful for your support! Thank you for supporting the Art League’s 2019 year-end Annual Appeal. Your gifts make it possible to continue to offer fine art education classes at affordable prices, showcase fine art exhibitions and provide community events free of charge to the public year-round. The Art League, a not-for-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization, is overseen by a volunteer Board of dedicated individuals who make annual financial commitments. 100% of our operating budget comes from tuition, memberships and your generous gifts.

The Art League’s vision of becoming a Cultural Art Center in the near future is not too far off! For starters, the Art League is expanding its Open Studio Program to include Independent Study in Printmaking, All Media and Jewelry Making. On Wednesday, February 12th, Open Studio in Printmaking is available from 10 am – 2 pm and All Media Open Studio is open from 1 pm – 4pm. Jewelry making Open Studio time is in the works, so stay tuned!

Some more great news! The Art League’s 53rd Art in the Park event is going to be better than ever on May 30th and May 31st at Heckscher Park. The event is expanding to include Long Island’s business partners and other not-for-profit organizations. Artists, business partners and not-for-profits will join together for two days of Culture, Commerce and Community. Did you know that Long Island’s business markets are second in New York State only to the greater New York City area? The arts on Long Island need the support of their business partners as much as businesses need the economic and value-added benefits the arts bring to them. Putting art together with Long Island businesses is a winning combination. Let’s find out what each other does.

How good can it get! Andrea M. Gordon, artist, Art League member and enthusiastic supporter of the arts arranged a fundraiser event with Savers Thrift Store in Commack with the Art League in mind. If you’re like me, you have a closet full of clothes, shoes, handbags, suits, linens, coats and hats you haven’t worn for some time. Now’s the time to get rid of all that stuff and support the Art League at the same time. I hope we can count you in on the event. On Saturday, February 22nd and Monday, February 24th between 10 am and 1 pm you can drop off your donations in large plastic hefty bags at the Art League. Please do not deliver it to Savers. A special thank you to Andrea for coming up with the idea and for volunteering to pull it together.

If you’re thinking of becoming a volunteer, the Art League would love to talk to you. We are in need of specific skill sets; technical migration of data; computer skills; events and hospitality; social media; carpentry. Anyone interested in heading up a garden committee to brighten up our gardens? Can’t wait to hear from you.

If you have an idea for a fundraiser and want to get involved with supporting the Art League, please give me a call at 631 462 5400 x 224. We are always open to ideas and creative ways to work together.

Warmest Regards,

Charlee Miller

Executive Director

Art League of Long Island


The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. It’s mission since inception is to enhance Long Island’s cultural life through the practice, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations can be submitted online here, or call (631) 462-5400, or mail payment to the address listed below.