The Arts Castle is a place where people learn, celebrate, dance, meet, paint, volunteer, read, sing, weave, throw clay on a potter’s wheel, create stained glass, teach, tour, perform, act, exhibit, laugh, play, and make the arts come to life. The Castle provides many opportunities to enrich lives through the arts. We invite you to come join us! If you are a student, teacher, volunteer, art lover or if you simply believe in the importance of The Castle’s contribution to the quality and diversity of our community, please support us by becoming a member!
How is the Arts Castle Funded
As a private, not-for-profit organization, we derive our income from program fees, grants and donations. In order to be accessible to the entire community, we keep our programming fees as low as possible. Our earned income, including program fees, covers around 56% of the expenses of operating this, our community arts center. Donations and grants cover the remaining 44%.
The Arts Castle’s mission is to nurture the creative energies of the residents of Delaware County and the surrounding areas by offering multi-arts experiences through classes, workshops, exhibits and special events. And for more than 25 years, that’s what we’ve done.
Our quarterly programs include quarterly classes and workshops for children and adults, summer arts camps and private lessons. We offer a host of school programs such as the Third and Fifth Grade Projects in which every third and fifth grader in the city and county is invited to take part in a half-day residency at The Castle. We also offer visual arts exhibits throughout the year such as the Juried High School Exhibit and special events such as The Castle Arts Affair.
- A 10% discount on classes. (exclusions apply*)
- A 10% discount on purchases in The Arts Castle Gallery Gift Shop
- Invitations to special events such as artists’ receptions and The Castle Arts Affair.
Memberships are valid from July 1 until June 30 and are not prorated.
You may pay for your membership online.
Please note there are a few exceptions. Classes that ARE NOT discounted are: Dance Academy; Private dance, art and music classes; Small Group & Scout Troop classes