Support Us

Thank you for all of your amazing contributions to Emerge. Without friends, sponsors, contributors, and partners like you, Emerge’s support of our local aspiring artist community would not be possible. And we want to take it so much further! And that’s where you all can be a part again.

When Emerge first opened its doors back in 2015, we started with minimal class offerings and monthly gallery shows. As Emerge has evolved and carved its place in the Coeur d’Alene art community, it has tripled its programming and expanded far beyond monthly gallery shows.  On a monthly basis there are 25-30 classes, open studios, and workshops serving 85 – 100+ students. Since its inception, Emerge has paid out over $40,000 to local artists, musicians, and performers. With a minimal commission, Emerge gives more in art sales back to artists than commercial gallery spaces.  In addition, we host opening receptions in our gallery every second Friday of the month, poetry nights, open print sessions, live music, and artist support lectures and workshops.

Emerge also features thriving studio spaces for artists to teach and work:

“Emerge gave me not only a place to teach my music students, but it has also provided the community with a place to hold classes, jam sessions, and other art-based events in Coeur d’ Alene.  Having a place like Emerge has been a huge step in my development as a professional musician. Finding affordable studios for rent in downtown Coeur d’ Alene is next to impossible and being centrally located in that area I believe has had a huge impact on my success.  I also feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself and look forward to where Emerge is headed in the future.”

Rhys Gerwin, tenant since 2015

Emerge started as a Pop-Up art show in 2012 and has continued to host the Pop-Up show each year since. Attendance has grown from 1,200 to 3,000 in five years and we are now showing close to 100 visual artists while also showcasing numerous live performances. Emerge added a second free community event in 2017: the INK! Print Rally, featuring local printmakers and collegiate printmaking departments from around the Inland Northwest such as WSU, U of M, U of I, LCSC, NIC and EWU. Prints from large blocks of wood are created using an asphalt roller. The event also includes vendors, live music, and food. Attendance tripled in the second year, and we are now looking to expand even further in 2019.

The Evolve. Expand. Emerge.
Campaign – Goal $50,000

Where will the raised funds go? Successful programming and events means a need for increased marketing, volunteer recruitment, and staff hours. Emerge has existed with an Executive Director, a part time program coordinator, unpaid interns, and volunteers to this point. With additional funding we will be able to increase our program coordinator hours, better market events, renovate our classroom space, and add needed equipment and supplies. The mission of Emerge is to offer art experiences and artist support services for reasonable prices (from low to free) making it accessible to all who are interested. Because of our supporters, we have been able to offset costs to achieve this goal. We look to the community for the support to grow Emerge to this next stage so we can better serve aspiring artists.

When the arts thrive,

communities thrive.

Together we are Emerge.

Sponsorship Levels

$3000 Level

  • Tickets to our exclusive 12 course dinner prepared by Chef Adam Hegsted, inspired by the Emerge Story and Image show
  • Invite to our donor party
  • Gold level event sponsorship of your choice
  • VIP pre party at Art Walk
  • Name on our donor wall in our gallery and classroom
  • Business logo added to our website for 2019
  • Social media shout outs
  • Banner placement at special events and premier logo placement on all print materials.

$1000 Level

  • Invite to our donor party
  • Silver event sponsorship of your choice
  • Print from our INK! Print Rally
  • VIP pre party at Art Walk
  • Name on our donor wall in either our gallery or classroom
  • Business logo added to our website for 2019
  • Social media shout out
  • Banner placement at special events and logo placement on all print materials.

$500 Level

  • Bronze level event sponsorship of your choice
  • VIP Pre Party at Art Walk
  • Name on our donor wall in either our gallery or classroom
  • Choose your own art experience at Emerge
  • Business logo added to our website for 2019
  • Social media shout out.

$250 Level

  • Choose your own art experience at Emerge
  • VIP pre party at Art Walk
  • Business logo added to our website for 2019
  • Social media shout out.

$75 Level

  • Art Stickers/print
  • VIP pre party at Art Walk.

$15 Level

  • High Five from Emerge!
  • Warm Fuzzies that you supported the Arts in Coeur d’Alene!

$Donate What You Can!

  • Thanks from the bottom of our paint cans!

Want to give more? Let us know at emergecda@gmail.com or use the “Contact Us” tab and we can make it happen!