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  • June 6, 2017

Your Opinions Matter to Artivate Fundraising events are an important component of any non-profit organization's annual activities.  In addition to raising funds, special events are an opportunity to promote the programs of the organization and to recognize the support of donors. Artivate is always looking for ways to improve our events.  Please take five minutes to complete this survey and let us know what you think about what we're doing and what we could do better. All responses are anonymous.  Thank…

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Students Create Multicultural Bookmarks for Montgomery County Public Libraries

  • May 12, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: Watch the video here! Yael Fishman admits she never uses bookmarks to keep her place in a book, so “half the time I forget whereI am.”  But the sixth grader hopes that the kids who use the bookmark she has designed for Montgomery County Public Libraries “will grow up to like reading” as much as she does.  Eleven of her fellow students at Mario Loiederman Middle School and 12 students at Wheaton High School also created original bookmarks,…

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Artivate’s The Art Of Brewing

Artivate’s The Art of Brewing

  • March 3, 2017

Artivate presents The Art of Brewing Brewery tour and beer tasting Music by Jolly Papa with Eme Awa, Michael Shereikis & Henri Tanash Special appearance by Paul Miller of Flow Circus Saturday, April 1, 2017 12noon to 3pm Denizens Brewing Company 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 "Heavy" Hors d'oeuvres   cash bar tickets $40     Purchase Tickets Proceeds benefit Artivate's Art Education Programming.

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Support Artivate At Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe’s Tuesdays In February

Support Artivate at Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe’s Tuesdays in February

  • January 27, 2017

      Tuesdays in February, Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar is sponsoring Artivate for Not Your Average Cause at the Silver Spring Location. Artivate receives 15% of all purchases made by its supporters at the Silver Spring Not Your Average Joe’s location. Supporters of Artivate should use the Not Your Average Cause certificates are available here to let our servers know to credit 15% of the purchase to the cause.

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Congratulations To Busy Graham – The 2017 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate Of The Year!

Congratulations to Busy Graham – the 2017 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year!

  • January 26, 2017

Busy Graham, Artivate's founder, was named the winner of the 2017 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award. The award is named in honor of Maryland Citizens for the Arts' first Chair of the Board of Trustees and the longest serving member of the organization.  The award, presented each year at Maryland Arts Day, recognizes an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increased support for and public recognition of the Arts in Maryland. Visit MCA's website for more information about…

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Artivate’s Newest Teaching Artists

  • September 21, 2016

Performing Artists, Flow Circus, Prakriti Dance, and Mark H Rooney and Visual Artist, Leila Cabib, are new to Artivate this year. Click on the artists' photos below to learn more:

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Go Artivate! Gala Celebration – Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7pm – 10pm

Go Artivate! Gala Celebration – Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7pm – 10pm

  • September 8, 2016

Help us celebrate our journey at our Annual Gala Celebration, held on Wednesday October 5th at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 7pm to 10pm. This year’s celebration honors Ada Villatoro, proprietor of El Golfo Restaurant and supporter of Artivate‘s Jump Start with the Arts; Susan Klinger, a past-president and member of Aritvate’s Board of Directors; and Magpie – Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, American Folk Duo and Artivate Roster Artist. The event will include a Silent Auction and performances by Magpie…

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Class Acts Arts Changes Name to Artivate

  • June 13, 2016

Class Acts Arts, Inc., a nonprofit, arts education outreach organization serving the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area, is proud to announce its new name: Artivate, Inc.  After more than 20 years of bringing the arts to schools and communities as Class Acts Arts, the organization embarked on a rebranding project this spring to rejuvenate its brand and better connect with audiences. “Artivate gives us a simple and concise term that provides a fresh and active approach to our identity,” says…

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