There are many opportunities to support the arts in Butler County, including sponsoring exhibits and making outright donations, which may be general donations or targeted donations to support specific events, art education scholarships, etc.With government grants for the arts dwindling, the Associated Artists of Butler County needs the support of individuals and local businesses more than ever! We are a registered non-profit charitable institution (non-profit registration information is located at the bottom of page 1 of the pledge form), so donations may be tax deductible; please check with your accountant.
Our primary need in 2010 is to establish an endowment to fund paid positions for permanent staff, such as an Executive Director and Art Education Director, to bring more consistency and excellence to our operations.
If you wish to discuss event sponsorship or how your donation is to be used, please contact us or add a note to the donation pledge form below (just click on the link below to download and print a donation pledge form). Donors contributing $100 or more will receive a copy of the 173 page AABC Pictorial History book as a gesture of our appreciation.
Tom Doner became interested in working with glass 1993 after seeing a glass worker demonstrating at a flea market in New York. Captivated by the flame and the endless variety of items that could be made with a torch, glass rods and tubes, and a little imagination, Tom decided to pursue it as a full time endeavor and is a self taught craftsman who learned from books and videos.
Working from his studio in Northern Butler County, Tom produces a myriad of sculptures and blown glass items using a propane and oxygen burner which are displayed in the adjoining gift shop.
He also offers private and semi private lessons in his studio for those who are interested in learning this unique art form.
The Glass Blowing Center
114 Leonard Road
Hilliards, PA 16040