SAC’s is the acronym for “Society of Arts and Crafts”.
Our hours are Tuesday thru Friday 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm, or by appointment.
The Gallery is a co-operative, not for profit, Gallery.
It is an arm of the Society of Arts and Crafts, a non-profit association, consisting of Volunteers and a Board of Directors.
The Gallery does not purchase art. We display and sell the work of our Exhibitors.
You must be an Exhibitor of the Gallery to sell your artwork. Read below to see how to become an Exhibitor.
Anyone can join the Society.
The membership fee is $35.00 per year. The membership includes discounted fees on two art competitions, one being for Society Members only.
Also discounted fees on art classes and you receive our Newsletter. Members also become a part of our information network of art events in the region.
You must first be a Society Member.
Potential exhibitors submit 3 representational works of art or fine crafts to be juried by our jurying committee. Once accepted fill out our exhibitor agreement and come into the Gallery to get set up. You set your prices. More information about monthly fees and commissions can be found on our Exhibitor Agreement.
According to Wikipedia, a cooperative is an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual, social, economic, and cultural benefit. In our case, we cooperate to promote regional artisans.
The Gallery is run and manned by volunteers from the Society membership. There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Gallery on a recurring or one time basis. Please let us know if you are interested.
Many things such as cleaning, painting, teaching or helping with classes, helping with the newsletter, organizing or helping with events, and the list goes on and on.
And you may be able to take a tax deduction for volunteering. The Society is a 501-3 (c) organization. It’s office is located at the Gallery. When we have Society business that you volunteer to help with your gas mileage can be claimed on your Tax forms. Talk with your accountant for more details.
The Society of Arts & Crafts of Montgomery and Central Alabama has been in existence since 1975.
It is a 501-3(c) organization. This organization has a strong commitment to art education in all stages of life. At a minimum the Society will:
- Offer art and craft classes and sponsor art and craft demonstrations to organizations such as schools, nursing homes, and other civic organizations and clubs
- Sponsor shows and competitions
- Promote regional art by providing regional artists and artisans with an outlet to present their work through SAC’s Gallery, a non-profit, co-op gallery. Support can be to any of the arts
SAC’s Gallery has been in existence since 1979 and is a sub-set of the Society of Arts and Crafts.
The Gallery is:
- A not-for-profit art gallery
- Our most visible outlet for promoting regional Arts and Fine Crafts
- A place for the Society to host events such as classes, artist receptions, and shows
- Home to our office headquarters
But, our Waterfront Show is open to non-members.
Many of our members are supporters of the arts and not artisans at all. Membership is tax deductible.
We arrange classes based on availability of instructors and interest. If you are interested please contact us and if we don’t have a class scheduled we will try to arrange one, or match you with a personal instructor.
We are always looking for instructors.
Please contact us to find out more.
Our Waterfront Show is an Open Show — you do not need to be a Society Member to enter.
However, Member’s fees are less than non-members.
All of our workers are unpaid volunteers.
If you need to do volunteer work or an internship for a school project we can work with you.
The Society is a 501-3(c), charitable organization.
We are very close to downtown but are unique in that we have ample free parking.
Even though we are a not-for-profit gallery, we do have bills.
So, your exhibitor fees and commissions help us keep the gallery in operation.
Yes, we handle the sales tax for all our exhibitors.
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