Springfield Area Arts Council

Join Us To Ensure a Vibrant Cultural Community

Membership is vital to the Springfield Area Arts Council and to the services and programming we provide our community.

Together we can:

  • Continue to employ over 500 local artists a year
  • Deliver arts programming to over 5,000 elementary students in Sangamon and Menard counties through the Penny Wollan-Kriel Arts in Education program
  • Bring quality performances to the Springfield area by hosting events such as First Night Springfield–Illinois’ longest running New Year’s Eve celebration, Friday Night Jazz and Blues–the region’s best jazz at Boone’s, and Artist on the Plaza–our summer lunchtime performance series
  • Support Sangamon and Menard county Arts Organizations through grants that help with programming and operating expenses
  • Provide opportunities to local residents to showcase their creativity through The Mayor’s Arts Awards and Art After Hours exhibits
  • Encourage high school students to compete in the Poetry Out Loud regional and state contests

Whichever membership level you choose, you will be making a positive impact on the arts in our community – as an Ally, Advocate, Aristocrat, Ambassador, or member of the exclusive Artist’s Circle. Monthly sustained membership is also an option.

Membership Levels

Ally $30-99

Receive Accolades for the Arts, SAAC’s semi-annual newsletter
Name listed on SAAC website (optional)
Name listed in fall newsletter (optional)
Invitation to SAAC annual meeting

Advocate $100-299

All the benefits of Ally membership, plus:
One free ticket to SAAC Trivia Night
One free ticket to SAAC First Night® Springfield

Aristocrat $300-499

All the benefits of Ally membership, plus:
Two free tickets to SAAC Trivia Night
Two free tickets to SAAC First Night® Springfield

Ambassador $500-999

All the benefits of Ally membership, plus:
Four free tickets to SAAC Trivia Night
Four free tickets to SAAC First Night® Springfield

Artist’s Circle $1000+

All the benefits of Ally membership, plus:
Ten free tickets to SAAC Trivia Night
Ten free tickets to SAAC First Night® Springfield
Circle member at Trivia Night and First Night® Springfield activities (optional)
Name listed as an exclusive Artist’s Circle member (optional)
Invitation to be a community representative at select board or grant panel meetings

Thank You To Our Members

(alphabetical by last name)

Tom Ala
Christine & Steve Bedford
Sandy Bellatti
Deborah & Harry Berman
Blanca & Mick Bernasek
Sarah Beuning & John Martin
Erin & Donald Biggerstaff
Elaine Birtch
BJ Grand Salon & Spa
Irene & Steve Boyer
Scott Brandt
Norma Brantley
Julie Brown
Rod & Rosemary Buffington
Caroline Cavalier
Delinda Chapman
Phyllis & Richard Cheaney
Théa Chesley
Melissa Clarke
Melissa S. Clarke
Neil & Joyce Conklen
Dennis Darling
Gary and Karen Davis
Laura Drennan
Carolyn Dungan
Linda & Lanie Eagleton
Michelle Eccles
Randy Eccles
Don Ecklund
Frank Kimball “Kim” Efird
William & Barbara Engel
Phyllis & George Fairchild

Laurie & David Farrell
Barbara Ferrara
Patrick Foster and Donna Lerch
Daniel & Sherry Frachey
Phil Funkenbusch
Jim and Denise Garceau
Joan Gardner
Patricia & Luke Gleason
Gus and Claire Gordon
Misty Hagstrom
Steve & Jeannette Hassebrock
Sharon Hayes
Annette Hunsaker
Jim Huston
Lisa Irving
Jacqueline Jackson
Doranne Jacobson
Jera Josserand
Bill & Julie Kellner
John Dale & Ronée Kennedy
Bernard & Barbara Killian
Sherry & Vaughn Morrison Knight
Karl Eric Kohlrus
Gina and Dave Steward Kovach
Pete & Melinda LaBarre
Jim Langfelder
Jill Leka
Peter Levin
Kathy & James Loux
Michael & Linda Luepke
David Lumsden
Mark Mathewson
Joe & Lynn McMenamin

Ann & Gil Opferman
Paul O’Shea
Mark & Cheryl Pence
Janis Piland
Chip Piper
Polly Poskin
Steve & Libby Rambach
Wanda Riseman
Troy & Heather Roark
Craig Russo
Kathleen Sass
Rebecca J. Shaw
Stephen & StephanieShields
Gabrielle Shufeldt
Francie Staggs
Dr. Stephen & Lisa Stone
Eileen Straeter
Cathy Tapscott
Robin Timm
Dr. Bart & Penny Troy
Tom Vaught
Kim Villaneuva
Voices of Love, Joy, & Peace
Roberta Volkmann
Anita Walbaum
Sheila Walk
Barbara Walker
Lynn Whalen
Susan Wilham
Karen & Randall Witter
Penny Wollan-Kriel
Nancy Zimmers

We appreciate your support – past, present, and future.