Giving back to the community while promoting the arts
LaFontsee Galleries prides itself on giving back to the community, whether it be culturally or financially. We have been actively promoting the arts in Grand Rapids for over 20 years and have made it our mission not just to sell art, but to demystify it. Educating the community is one of our most prominent and important efforts. We create an approachable environment for people to visit, enjoy, and comfortably learn about art.
We have hosted a number of unique events to raise money and bring awareness to certain needs. These range from inviting Tibetan monks to create a sand mandala in our main gallery to hosting a whacky art event entitled “Duck, Duck, Box”. All proceeds from “Duck, Duck, Box” went directly to Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids to promote and help maintain its free cancer support community of children, adults, families and friends.
"Not only have they provided financial support for our visual arts program, but they donated framing for our annual art auction fundraiser for two consecutive years. LaFontsee Galleries is an integral part of the West Michigan art scene, and we are proud to have them as a community partner."
Selected charities and non-profit groups we actively support:
| ArtServe Michigan
Very Special Arts
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
West Michigan Center for Art and Technology
Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
|YWCA Run Jane Run
Grand Rapids Foundation
Humane Society of Kent County
Drummond Montessori School
Music to Benefit Music
Women’s Resource Center
Calvin College Prince Conference Center