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Arts Giving

You can contribute financially to make the arts stronger in the region!

Friends of the Arts Commission is the nonprofit arm of Sacramento’s local arts agency, committed to supporting the arts through arts education and outreach programs, fund development, and arts advocacy.  We hope you will support our efforts to advance and enliven the creative sector in Sacramento.

We receive grants, workplace giving, bequests, gifts, and other donations.  All funds raised this year will be used to support our education and outreach programs, with educational programming for Sacramento’s K-8 students and other programs.

Will you support us today with a donation? It's easy to do online--make your donation today!

Download a Friends of the Arts Commission brochure.


We are proud to honor Muriel P. Johnson, who as a County Supervisor, Director of the California Arts Council and community leader for five decades, has been a tireless supporter of the arts. We hope you will join others in our community in giving to the Muriel P. Johnson Fund for the Arts. Please check the amount of your gift to celebrate over 35 years of achievement! Tax-deductible
donations may be made out to Friends of the Arts Commission, and mailed to 300 Richards Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811 or contribute online through PAYPAL by going to

Warm thanks for your support.

Friends of the Arts Commission has launched a line of merchandise featuring Sacramento's own red rabbit "Leap" by Lawrence Argent. The sculpture is featured on t-shirts, baseball caps, journals, coasters and more.  To purchase them, go to today. Funds raised through the sale of the merchandise will help fund arts education programs in Sacramento County.

Red Rabbit T Shirt Red Rabbit T shirt

Red rabbit t-shirts come in two styles, one has an "S" with the red rabbit on the front, and another has "Leap" on the front with a small red rabbit on the back. T-shirts come in men's and women's styles in sizes S - XL.

red rabbit hats

Red Rabbit baseball hats. Black hats come with a choice of a red rabbit, or a gray rabbit.

red rabbit notecards

This set of 12 notecards features 3 designs inspired by Lawrence Argent's Leap. Envelopes included.

red rabbit journal

Get inspired by the iconic red rabbit featured on the front cover of this spiral bound journal (inside: blank white pages).

All Red Rabbit merchandise is $20.00 each, sales tax is included. Purchased merchandise can be picked up at the Arts Commission office (1030 15th Street., 2nd floor, Sacramento) or mailed to you for an additional $8 shipping & handling.

To purchase: Click here. If you have questions, please contact Yuliya Ostapenko at (916) 808-3995.

Pizza As Art T-ShirtPIZZA AS ART T-Shirts Do you love pizza? After you eat Hot Italian’s wonderful pie, consider purchasing a PIZZA AS ART T-shirt! 100% of net proceeds come back to us to help advance the arts community in Sacramento. Get them while they last and help support the arts!

For more information about Friends of the Arts Commission, call Shelly Willis at (916) 808-3971.

Metropolitan Arts Partnership (MAP) is a private, non-profit organization formerly affiliated with the Arts Commission. The mission of the Metropolitan Arts Partnership  is to support arts education and outreach programs for children and youth in schools, performance venues, and neighborhood centers, which are provided by our member agencies. More information>  

The Arts Commission is supportive of MAP’s mission and encourages you to give through your workplace’s planned giving program.

Give Local Now is a movement encouraging residents of the Greater Sacramento Region to donate money to local nonprofits. Learn more on their website.

California Musical Theatre performance

California Musical Theatre performance

California Musical Theatre performance'Baron Von Munchausen' by Willem deGroot, Shasta ParkSacramento Philharmonic 2009 season performanceVSA Arts of Sacramento participantStudents pose with their Rainforest mural at Glenwood Elementary School

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Mural by Armando Cid in the Alkali Flat Neighborhood of Sacramento.

Mural by Armando Cid in the Alkali Flat Neighborhood of Sacramento.