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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.