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Become A Member of the Tarble Arts Center

Join the Tarble Arts Center and receive a variety of benefits including a subscription to the Tarble Times (bi-annual publication), a 10% discount on Gift Shop & Sales/Rental Gallery purchases, and a 20% discount on fees for classes, workshops, and group trips to area museums. All membership contributions go in support of Tarble programs and collections, and are tax-deductible per IRS guidelines.

Click here to donate online, or contact the Tarble at 217-581-2787 or tarble@eiu.edu.

Membership Levels and Benefits

  • Friend - $50
    • Subscription to Tarble Times
    • TAC Members-only pARTy
    • 20% Discount on Classes/Workshops
    • 10% discount on Gift Shop Purchases
    • Exhibition previews
  • Enthusiast - $100
    • All above benefits plus...
    • 20% Discount on Group Trips
  • Advocate - $175
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Behind-the-Scenes Collection Tour
  • Aficionado - $250
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Lunch with a Curator
  • Patron - $375
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Special Edition Art Work
  • Benefactor - $500
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Special Private Reception
  • Luminary - $750
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Recognition Dinner
  • Director - $1,000
    • All above benefits plus...
    • Director's Tour and Luncheon

To download an interactive membership form click here.


You are invited to:
  • Become a member of the Tarble and receive Tarble publications and discounts
  • Sign up to receive the Tarble’s monthly e-newsletter with details on all current events.
  • Join the Tarble docents and become trained to lead exhibition tours
  • Attend a program and join in the discussion
  • Register for a class or purchase tickets to Charleston Community Theatre productions
  • “Like” the Tarble on Facebook for program reminders, glimpses from behind the scenes, and more.

For more information please contact the Tarble staff at tarble@eiu.edu or 217-581-2787.

Program Support

All Tarble programs are made possible by donations, co-sponsorships, and grants; donations and grants also go in support of the permanent collection. This support includes:

  • Tarble Arts Center membership contributions
  • Grants support from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the Illinois Humanities Council, and other governmental and private entities
  • Volunteer hours donated by people serving as docents (tour guides), gallery attendants, and in other support activities
  • Co-sponsorships by with university departments and campus organizations, including student service-learning participation, the area schools, and community organizations
  • Special donor-funded endowments within the Eastern Illinois University Foundation
  • Funding and in-kind support from area businesses and community organizations.

As a division of the College of Arts & Humanities, Eastern Illinois University provides substantial support of the Tarble through salaries, utilities, and facility maintenance, and many other vital support services.