Support Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a place that inspires creativity and provides our participants with the time, facilities, tools and instruction essential to give that creativity form. As a learning community, we welcome people of every age, ability and skill level to engage in art making and discussion and step outside of their everyday lives to reconnect with themselves as artists.


Your gift – no matter the size – is important.

Each year, the Ranch relies on the generosity of our supporters to help cover costs associated with workshops, our Artists-in-Residence Program, community outreach and public events. Your gift will be used to support:

  • 150 visual arts workshops taught by over 150 faculty
  • 28 residencies for emerging and established artists
  • 16 visiting artists projects, where artists are invited to spend a week to a month or more art in our studios
  • Over 10 yearly gallery exhibitions featuring local and national artists
  • Over 40 yearly artist talks, where faculty and visiting artists discuss their work
  • Community outreach and collaborations with local organizations.
  • Scholarships: Over 25% of our workshop students participate on scholarship
  • State-of-the-art facilities

Donate by Mail

Send a check to support Anderson Ranch’s mission.

Mail to:
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
PO Box 5598
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Donate by Phone

To place a donation by phone, please call Hannah Thompson at 970-923-3181 x212.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated stock offers significant tax benefits. The gift is credited for the full market value of the securities, and you may deduct this full amount from federal income tax (if it is within 30 percent of adjusted gross income). Generally, the donor does not pay capital gains tax on the increased value of the securities. To ensure the transaction is handled to your specifications and satisfaction, and to receive proper credit and timely acknowledgment, please contact Hannah Thompson, Development Director, at or 970-923-3181, ext. 212 prior to making a gift of securities.

Gifts of Real Estate

Most real estate has appreciated faster than the rate of inflation and offers great potential in charitable gift planning. We would be happy to explore with you a gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, undeveloped land, or other real estate. For further information please contact Hannah Thompson, Development Director, at or 970-923-3181, ext. 212.

Gifts of Art

Throughout the year, Anderson Ranch hosts a wide range of special events, most notably, our Lunchtime Auctionettes in the summers and our Annual Art Auction every August. Our auctions feature the work of our renowned faculty, artistic staff, past residents and pieces from the collections of our supporters and the art community at large. If you have an artwork that you would like donate to Anderson Ranch, please complete the donation form found here and mail or email it to Hailey Walsh at Thank you in advance for keeping the Ranch in mind for your future art donations!

One form for each contribution, please.
If you would specifically like to donate a piece of work to the Annual Art Auction, please contact Hailey Walsh at

Our Commitment to Donors

Anderson Ranch Arts Center will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by Anderson Ranch, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.