Sebastian River Art Club, Sebastian, Florida

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Philanthropy

The Sebastian River Art Club members are eager to give back, and always look for new ways of accomplishing that aspect of our mission.  In addition to the list of charities we regularly give to, a block of funds is set aside yearly and used to choose four different charities for a one-time lump sum donation.  A committee is assigned to provide a list of charities for the membership to vote on in the December meeting, and a check is sent to those organizations chosen.

Paying it Forward - A list of our charitable giving ...

  • SCHOLARSHIPS - Rosalee Hume Scholarships are awarded every year to a local student pursuing an art-related career

  • BRONZE STATUE - Founding member, Rosalee Hume Taylor created a bronze statue of Paul Kroegel, the first U.S. Game Warden, which stands in Riverside Park in Sebastian, and is an icon of the City.

  • FOOD FOR THE NEEDY - Food is collected at each Club meeting and delivered monthly to the Ecumenical Council Food Pantry

  • BOOKS FOR THE LIBRARY - Through the SRAC Library Memorial Program, art-related books are purchased for the North End Library in memory of an SRAC member who has passed on

  • MAGAZINES FOR THE LIBRARY - Monthly art-related magazine subscriptions are gifted to the North End Library

  • PUBLIC ART - SRAC’s “Art Around Town” program displays art from its members in venues at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the Sebastian River Medical Center and other locations in Sebastian.

  • HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Donations are given yearly to help support the Historical Society

  • CITY BEAUTIFICATION - SRAC members have participated in or made donations towards numerous City beautification projects

  • SCHOOL ART - Paintings have been donated to help raise funds for the Indian River Charter High School Art Program

  • PAINTINGS FOR CHARITIES - Many paintings have been donated to local and regional charities

  • SERVICEMEN - Funds are donated to help defray expenses for members writing Holiday cards for our servicemen

  • FREE CLASSES - SRAC provides some free art-related classes and demonstrations, which are open to the general public

  • CHURCH CHARITIES - Supporter of United Methodist Church Charities for the needy

  • EAGLE PAINTING - Donation of an Eagle painting to City Hall
    RESTORATION - Restored historical painting for City Hall which now hangs in Council Chambers

  • DOLPHIN PAINTING - Donated dolphin painting to City Hall
    LIBRARY WINDOW DISPLAY - Each year members design and install a Christmas window display for North End Library

  • LIBRARY GLASS CASE - Members create an informative display in glass bookcase

  • BENCHES - Donated benches in Riverview Park

  • BAND FUND - Donated to Indian River High School Band Fund

  • RIVER CHALLENGE - 2013 donated towards Captain Hiram's River Challenge

  • "LITTLE GEMS" - Yearly fund-raising campaign where 100% of sales of small paintings is donated to the Ecumenical Council Food Patry's Christmas Meal Program, and in 2017 raised $1,500!

  • PARK DISPLAY - Members designed and built Christmas display for Riverview Park

  • FACE PAINTING - Members do face painting for children at a yearly fund-raiser in Riverview Park

  • ANNIVERSARY CLOCK - Donated towards City's Anniversary Clock which faces Riverview Park 

  • SENIOR CENTER FUNDS - Donation of $250 towards the new Senior Center to help with start-up costs

  • SENIOR CENTER HELP - Pitched in to paint rooms in the new Senior Center

  • RED CROSS - Helped Red Cross with their fund-raising efforts by donating paintings

  • AIDS FUNDRAISER - Members donated paintnigs in 2000 for a fundraiser which the Ashram was conducting

  • MURALS - Members painted a mural in the City's Community Center building, and an exterior mural on the Moose Lodge in Micco

  • OPERATION HOPE - Monetary donation to Operation Hope in Fellsmere

  • HALO FOR ANIMALS - Donations to Halo No-Kill Animal Shelter

  • CHILDREN'S MURAL - Created a mural for Children's section of the North End Library

  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - Donations to Boys & Girls Club

  • CHUM BUCKET - Donation for Chum Bucket to help Sebastian High School students in need of clothing and sports equipment

  • LAGOON BENEFIT - March 2017 held SRAC's first annual "Beautiful Lagoon" fine art show to benefit the national Estuary Lagoon Council Program

  • CANCER FUNDRAISER - Donations to the American Cancer Socity

  • EASTER BUNNY - April 2017 saved the day by an SRAC artist repairing the Easter Bunny's nose!

Moose Lodge Mural

Club Members donated their time and expertise to paint this mural