One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really
worth the doing is what we do for others.
-Lewis Carroll


YES, I want to support Arts for All to help provide arts and education opportunities for Nevadans of all ages and all abilities.

YES, I want to support the preservation of the Lake Mansion as a year-round cultural and community facility while providing a location for Arts for All activities. If you have a preference, please let us know how you would like your donation used for Arts for All programs and/or the Lake Mansion or a specific program or activity.

DONATE to access our secure on-line charge card donation or phone (826-6100, ext. 3#) with your charge card information, mail a check payable to VSAN/AFAN 250 Court St, Reno, NV 89501 or stop by the Lake Mansion.  We would love to say thank you in person! If you would like to receive additional information please call for e-mail at info@artsforallnevada.org

If you have a special request or need, please call us at 775-826-6100, ext. 1# for our Executive Director or meh@artsforallnevada.org.  Arts for All, formerly Very Special Arts Nevada, was incorporated in the state of Nevada in 1986 for charitable purposes. As an IRS approved 501.c.3 tax exempt charity (EIN 94-3030518), your donation to Arts for All may be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant.

You can support the programs Arts for All Nevada provides for all Nevadans. Arts for All Nevada is funded by service organizations, foundations, corporations, special events, government entities and individuals like you. When you register for one of our open-to-the-public classes/camps, in addition to a quality arts experience, you help support all the other programs Arts for All conducts!

Every contribution, large and small, makes a very real difference in helping Arts for All Nevada meet the ever-increasing requests for programs. You are also encouraged to get involved as a volunteer. You are promised a very special experience. With your help, Arts for All Nevada can do more!


Thank you to all are past/present/future contributors and volunteers. Join us!

Spread the word about Arts for All and the Lake Mansion.  Arts for All Nevada is a person-to-person organization.  Many of our donors, volunteers, artists, and Lake Mansion renters learn about us through “word of mouth” and social media.  Like us on Facebook.

Become a Friend of Arts for All and the Lake Mansion by making a financial donation. Cash, check or charge card are accepted and any amount is appreciated.  Celebrate a loved one’s special event (birthday, anniversary, wedding).  We will send a card with your best wishes.  In memory of a loved one’s life we will notify the family of thoughtfulness and donation.

How is your dollar used? We take great pride in stretching every dollar. We know you have a choice in giving and have put your trust in us to use your donation wisely. From purchasing art supplies to paying the Lake Mansion’s electric bill, your donation will go a long way. Donate materials or equipment (see below for details).

Attend an affordable workshops or camp for adults or children.

Purchase a “Rich in Art” license plate.

Celebrate a child/adult birthday party with art at the Lake Mansion

Choose VSAN/Arts for All Nevada online with www.Goodshop.com for online shopping and Goodsearch.com for web searches.

Choose VSAN/Arts for All Nevada when you show Amazon – Amazon Smile.

Choose VSAN/Arts for All  Nevada at It’s My Community Store for office and other supplies.

Grants Corporate or Foundation, please contact the Executive Director at meh@artsforallnevada.org, 826-6100, ext. 1#

Provide in-kind materials/services  See our Wish List below.

Purchase a rich in art license plate http://www.dmvnv.com/platescharitable.htm.

Attend a fundraiser. Throughout the year Arts for All participates in several fundraisers. These include: Macy’s Community Shopping Days, Connections yART Sale the third Saturday in July (20% of all sales to Arts for All),  the River Walk Merchants Wine Walk in July, and our Holiday Art Boutique.

Organize a special event fundraiser.  Do you have a special event in mind to assist Arts for All – restaurant openings, store openings, golf tournaments or other sporting events? Let’s talk!

Make a bequest.  Leave a gift to Arts for All through your will.

Retirement plan gifts.  Name Arts for All as a beneficiary.

Endowments. Arts for All has an endowment fund through the Community Foundation of Western Nevada (CFWN). To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, call Tracy Turner at 775-333-5499 or visit www.nevadafund.org.

Volunteer with Arts for All. In addition to donations, volunteers help our organization run smoothly by providing other precious resources: their time and energy.   Additional volunteers are always needed, so if you love working with people and helping your community, sign up to volunteer today!

If you are interested in serving on a committee (Marketing, Development/Fundraising, Lake Mansion) or on the Arts for All Board of Directors please send your resume to meh@artsforallnevada.org.

Arts for All Nevada’s Wishlist

We greatly appreciate any useful donations. Here is a list of some of the things we always need. Your donation makes a difference in keeping expenses to a minimum. Please call before dropping off any materials to make sure we are here and able to use your donation.

Art materials: 
Please call, 826-6100, ext. 2# for our Program Director
Office Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Pens
  • pencils
  • staplers/staples
  • paper clips, etc.
  • Sharpie markers (black and color)
  • Glue Sticks

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • Windex
  • Laundry detergent (liquid, preferably eco-friendly) for our aprons and smocks
  • Toilet paper
  • Liquid soap
  • Stamps


  • General Landscaping
  • General Cleaning/Maintenance
  • Handyman/Carpentry Services
  • Plumbing and Electric Services
  • Window Washing
  • IT assistance
  • Marketing assistance
  • Let us know your specialty!

Gift Certificates and/or Raffle/Silent Auction Items:

  • Gift Certificates from restaurants, salons, spas, clothing and/or jewelry stores, or any type of store. We would use these for raffles/silent auctions.
  • Gift baskets, jewelry, artwork, beauty products, stationery, etc.

Thank you so much for any help you are able to give.
We hope to see you at one of our art workshops, camps or events allowing you to see your donation in action!