Networking With Members
While originally we had a membership roster complete with dues, we have decided to change our purpose from one of simply gathering and networking to one of raising money to help artists, writers, musicians, and craftspeople be able to engage in professional development activities. We all know what it is like to want to attend a conference or training or retreat--or to even be able to take a few days off from work to focus on creating. Our goal is to be able to fund several people a year to do that very thing.
Whether you're an artist, author, crafter, musician, woodworker, or blacksmith--we welcome you!
Our meetings occur sporadically throughout the year and are frequently disguised as fundraisers, but we also like to think of them as "fun-raisers." Watch for our Annual Bunco Fun Night in mid-September each year. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming events or look for us on FaceBook.
Occasionally we get involved in Valley events that help showcase the arts and crafts of our region and encourage people to donate to our organization. Alive After Five is held on the first Thursday of the month during June, July, and August in downtown Clarkston. Our table is a place where donors vie for prizes such as local author books, artworks, and crafts.
Donation baskets are a way we give back to the community. Subscribers to our newsletter are notified when a donation basket is being collected so that they can donate to the baskets. Donating to baskets is a way to market your work and to give of your creativity to the people of our community.
Our Mission Message
Our goal is to raise money to support the creative people of our region. For 2019, we hope to be able to provide grants of up to $500 for 1-2 people. As we grow, we intend to provide grants for more people and for larger amounts.
For those who are able, our DONATION button below is where you can help us accomplish our goal. As we are a non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
We thank you for your support of our efforts.
Your donations are greatly appreciated, and we thank you!
LC Valley Artisan's Forum INC
PO Box 1125
Lewiston, ID 83501
Our annual report is available upon request.