Your gift — no matter what size — is important! Each year, we rely on your generosity to help:

• Provide financial assistance for adults and children through Accessible Arts

• Pay for 30% of the costs associated with classes, including instructor fees and art materials

• Support exhibitions of artists

• Furnish studio space and buy new equipment & supplies

• Enable community collaborations and special public events

Blackbird Arts is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve YOU and the COMMUNITY AT LARGE by providing unmatched art-making experiences to all, regardless of socio-economic status, ability/disability, or geography within the greater Grand Traverse region.

We keep our class fees as low as possible but still pay our artists a fair working wage commensurate with their talent and experience. 

We partner with a variety of community organizations in an effort to serve the broadest possible population. We often do this for free or at greatly reduced fee--which is where your donation helps!

Approximately 30% of our budget comes from individuals like you who make a charitable contribution to support our community-wide efforts to make quality arts education accessible to all. 


We serve YOUTH

We serve ADULTS



We are grateful for your support! 

To donate by check, please send to:

Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., Traverse City, MI   49686

Blackbird Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization: Tax ID   #47-4234774

Contributions are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code