If you are passionate about art and love your community, consider becoming a "Friend." Since 1960, the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum (FWAM) has dedicated time, talent and treasure to our premier art museum on the Arkansas River-and we've had enormous fun along the way. We are a body of men and women - 35+ strong -- which has worked tirelessly to fulfill our mission to establish a permanent endowment for art acquisitions, exhibitions, and educational opportunities for the Wichita metropolitan community.
In 1997, with a deposit of $293,105.07, the Friends established what has become in a decade a two million dollar plus endowment through its chief fundraising activities of an annual Art, Book, & Craft Fair, a four-times-a-year luncheon lecture series and a yearly prestigious lecture/symposium that spotlights an important area of American art.
If all of this isn't enough fun, add trips to museums throughout Kansas and neighboring states, throw in a couple of parties a year, monthly board meetings with like-minded individuals, and you have a recipe for community service and lifelong friends.
There are many volunteer opportunities with the Friends. For more information about volunteering at the museum follow the link to complete the Online Volunteer Registration Form.
For information on Volunteering in America 2007 and Kansas in Particular and The Civic Life Index of the Corporation for National & Community Service go to www.nationalservice.org.
FWAM is a 501 (c) (3) corporation that subscribes to the standards and code of ethics established by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the International Council of Museums (ICM). The primary meeting place of FWAM is the WAM and FWAM's official, legal repository for its annual audit and minutes in the Emprise Bank Research Library of the Wichita Art Museum. All Friends annual audits, minutes, and records are open to the public.