Spring Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit education programs at Coos Art Museum

Sunset School art at Student Biennial Sunset School art detail (via Coos Art Museum)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Coos Art Museum is hosting a Spring Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit its youth education programs on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 a.m.

The event is not ticketed but is set up to take donations. The Museum will assist in making arrangements to attend through one of their 14 designated “table captains.”

The breakfast is catered by Flappers Coffee House and will include a brief presentation on the Museum’s education programs.

The three programs supported by this benefit include Studio to School (at Sunset Middle School), Art Cart in the Parks and CAM Community Days.

Studio to School is a multi-year initiative that works in collaboration between Sunset Middle School and Coos Art Museum to design and deliver high quality sustainable arts education opportunities to all students. Artists-in-residence teach formal art lessons monthly with materials provided to all students through a grant initiative. The program has been fully grant-funded for three years through the Oregon Community Foundation. However, that grant is set for a planned reduction and the Museum is planning to continue the program through contributions.

Art Cart in the Park serves a large portion of our community by bringing no cost art programs to families at the free lunch locations during summer break. The program keeps kids active in learning and doing while school is out of session and provides guided lessons focusing on art and science themes.

CAM Community Days is a family friendly program of monthly arts and cultural, interactive, activities at the Museum. This program runs from January through December on the third Saturday of the month and includes demonstrations, art stations, and self-guided experiences for all, but especially for young working families who may not otherwise have such low cost art opportunities to share together. Museum admission is free during Community Days.

The Spring Breakfast Fundraiser is set up to match a $12,600 pledge made to the Museum’s Education Fund and contributions both large and small are welcome towards this fund.

For more information on the Spring Breakfast Fundraiser pcontact the Museum at 541-267-3901.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.

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