The Arts Teach ESSENTIAL SKILLS.

More than arts & crafts or a pleasant past time, the arts have been proven to increase problem solving skills, assist in processing trauma & providing a space for healing that no other discipline does.

Meet the Germantown ArtHaus

Germantown ArtHaus is committed to laying a stable foundation for our community so that we can build a better future together—from providing arts & education programs, to hosting resident artists, to creating an arts cafe – because we believe that when we provide a space to gain access to the arts, the community can not only create something new—it can thrive.
 
Our mission is to encourage and nurture creativity and personal growth through the promotion of high-quality community arts, wellness, education, and professional-development programming. The ArtHaus will be a collegial place where artists can create, exhibit, and sell their work. A vibrant hub for the community, the ArtHaus will also be a safe place for our children to experience the boundless opportunities for freedom of expression the arts make possible.

The Arts + Education.

Low-income students who are
highly engaged in the arts
are twice as likely to graduate college and…

3 times more likely
to win awards for school attendance

4 times more likely
to be awarded for academic achievement

4 times more likely
to participate in a math and science fair

and drop-out at a rate of 4%
(vs. 22% of their peers)

National Benefits

Arts and cultural economic activity (incl. for-profit)
accounts for 4.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP),
or $877.8 billion.

The arts improve individual health and psychological wellbeing.

The arts improve skills, cultural capital and creativity.

86% of artists vote vs. 60% of the general public

Overall Improvement

Studies show that arts education had a significant effect on the academic and social success of their students. Those with greater arts participation were more likely to come to class, avoid being removed and graduate. Additionally, they demonstrated greater proficiency in mathematics and communication.

Stats of Benefits of Arts Education

The Germantown ArtHaus is committed to laying a stable foundation for our community so that we can build a better future together—from providing arts & education programs, to hosting resident artists, to creating an arts cafe – because we believe that when we provide a space to gain access to the arts, the community can not only create something new,

—it can thrive.

I can support the Germantown ArtHaus for $5 a month?!

Yup!

Set up a monthly $5 donation and see how a little bit can go a long way! Skip-a-Coffee Donors will receive a FREE Coffee each month when our cafe opens! How easy is that?!

OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT

Community Events

Lives Touched

Community Partnerships

Volunteers

Funds Raised to Date (of $150,000)

THE ARTHAUS STORY

Germantown ArtHaus History Timeline from 1860 to 2022

THE RESTORATION PROJECT

Restoring and renovating a 150 year old building comes with a lot of surprises! As you can imagine, craftsmen in 1890 did things very differently than we require today! The building needs work “from soup to nuts”, as they say.  While we have secured the acquisition & initial renovation costs via PIDC, we have a significant gap in funding at the back end of the project.

Your donations will literally build the foundation of this project.

In addition, unexpected structural repairs, required asbestos abatement, and increased materials costs due to the COVID, have increased our needs as well.

Community-Focused. Community-Powered.

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