Community

photo of Head Start classroom mural, artists with children painting

The Art Center’s service to the community earned us the honor of receiving the 2009 Art of Caring Award from HandsOn Jacksonville. We strive to give of our time and talents to better our community through both partnerships with local charities and our own privately developed and funded programs. Our community service projects include but are not limited to:

• Murals for non-profit organizations

• Special events to benefit non-profit organizations

• Outreach programs for local children, especially those residing in under-served areas

Some of the events in which TAC members have participated, both as an organization and/or on an individual basis, would include:

• Art Unleashed, to benefit First Coast No More Homeless Pets

• Empty Bowls, to benefit Second Harvest North Florida

• Sounds of Hope, to benefit Hope Haven Children’s Clinic

In October 2009, The Art Center created and hosted its first charity event, Artsy Bras, to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Donna Foundation.

Mural Projects

In an effort to give back to the community, The Art Center has in the past provided murals free of charge (not including supplies) to enhance the property of non-profit organizations. Due to the high volume of requests and limited resources, we have implemented a mural request policy. If you are a 501(c)3 organization and desire to have a mural, please complete the following form and a board member from TAC will contact you to discuss terms of the agreement.

Download Mural Request Form

2011: Alfred I. duPont Middle School – (outside wall and 6 wood panels)
Neighbor to Family, Inc. – (wall in therapy/play room, mountain scene)

2010: Hilltop Village Community Head Start classroom – Early childhood themes murals (a total of 4 different scenes) around the exterior of classroom building
Community Connections (Disney “Give a Day” project) – Five early childhood themes mural panels for playground enclosure
Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center – Two early childhood themes murals
Sallye B Mathis School Garden Project – Two garden panels
Malivai Washington Kids Foundation – Tennis sports theme mural in teen room
Jacksonville Zoo – Wild animal theme mural on fence

2009: Ribault Middle School – African American History mural
Safe Harbor Boys Home – Coastal scene mural
Gregory Drive Elementary School – Reading related large canvas panels
PAL (Police Athletic League) – Athletic programs mural

2008: Sally B. Mathis Elementary School – Solar system mural and Space Shuttle launch mural
Community Connections – Cartoon characters on classroom doors

For more information about our community service programs, please contact Annelies Dykgraaf.