The Armory Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, community-based organization that exists in large part because of the generosity of our members, sponsors, and volunteers. Thanks to you, we are able to live up to our mission to provide a creative exchange of ideas in art through community-based programs, education and exhibition for art students.
If you would like to get involved with contemporary art, there are many ways in which you can express your support:
Cameras for Kids
The Armory Center for the Arts needs working 35mm SLR film cameras and lenses for our youth art education programs. We’re one of the few art centers that still teach analog or “wet” photography to children and teens. Kids love the almost-magical, DIY approach of using real film and darkroom chemicals to craft amazing images made of light… and they get a much deeper understanding of how photography really works.
Donate your cameras and lenses now, either in-person or via mail to:
Cameras for Kids
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
For more information or to sponsor the purchase of more much needed photography equipment, contact Luke Davis at [email protected]
The best way to show your support is to make a tax-deductible contribution. To do so, please fill out ouronline donation form or download a donation form here.
Our volunteers are among our most valuable resources. Volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to share your passion for the arts with others. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for various projects, so it's never too late to participate!
If you would like to volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application form. After submitting your form, our volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss your schedule and our volunteer opportunities. If you are under 18, please come in to the Armory to pick up a student volunteer packet from our Studio Department.
Become an Armory member today and receive a 10% discount on Studio classes at the $30 membership level and above. You can also add a donation to your registration form when you sign up for a class. Or, if you're not taking a class this session, simply download and fax or mail in a membership application. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Find out More about Armory Memberships.