The following are digital copies of the ARTsmart 2020 Year End mailing which includes the Letter from the Executive Director and the 2019-20 Annual Report Highlights Brochure.

Letter from Sarah Mandala

December 1, 2020

Dear Friend of ARTsmart,                                                                      

I hope you’re taking extra care to stay safe and healthy for yourself, your loved ones, and those around you as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our communities.

Last year, your generous response to this appeal provided vital, unrestricted funds that continue to support art students in our region. I write today in hopes that you will again give, so our work may continue. Enclosed is a summary of the difference you have helped us make in children’s lives in Northern New Mexico during the 2019-2020 school-year. 

We asked teachers and administrators what their students need during this year’s remote and hybrid learning and we have responded.  With your support, students at over 30 ​schools in our region, most of which serve low-income families, are connecting with artists in their communities and receiving additional art supplies. Artworks created this year with ARTsmart’s Visiting Artist program will be displayed on large banners outside their schools, and in the spring, students will create community coloring books to share with younger students.  

These are challenging times, but our work to bring joy, creativity, and self-expression to youth cannot stop. We have enacted several strategies, including renting and or selling our building, that will enable us to continue serving youth with quality programs, but we still need your support. The cancellations of our annual fundraising events were unfortunate losses for us all.  Giving to ARTsmart today helps us build a more promising and fulfilling future for youth and art in our schools. 

Thank you from all of us at ARTsmart, and most importantly, from the thousands of students who directly benefit from your generosity. 

 Warm wishes for this holiday season,

Sarah Mandala
Executive Director

Annual Report Highlights

The following is a digital copy of the ARTsmart 2019-20 Annual Report Highlights brochure. To request a paper copy by mail please contact us at 505.992.2787 or

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