Annual Support for Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Your support enables PMG to fulfill its mission through preservation, interpretation, advocacy and programs that inspire creativity in individuals and communities alike. Please consider making a one-time gift today, or purchase or renew your membership.
- Recovery: $2,500 or aboveDonors at the “Recovery” level will receive an original framed mosaic created by the PMG preservation team and Isaiah Zagar. The mosaic is approximately 12″x12″ and is made with a tile recovered from the Painted Bride mosaic. Donors at this level will also get an Eyes Gallery memory book signed by Isaiah Zagar (shipped in Spring 2024), a ceramic PMG holiday ornament, and all the benefits of a Visionary-level membership.
- Preserve: $1,000 or above
Donors at the “Preserve” level will receive an Eyes Gallery memory book signed by Isaiah Zagar (shipped in Spring 2024), a ceramic PMG holiday ornament, and all the benefits of a Family-level membership.
- Sustaining: $500 or above
Donors at the “Sustaining” level will receive an Eyes Gallery memory book (shipped in Spring 2024), a ceramic PMG holiday ornament, and all the benefits of an Individual-level membership.
- Partnering: $250 or above
Donors at the “Partnering” level will receive a ceramic PMG holiday ornament, and all the benefits of an Individual-level membership.
- Take Care of Each Other: $100 or above
Donors at the “Take Care of Each Other” level will receive a ceramic PMG holiday ornament.
PMG is constantly undergoing preservation efforts to maintain this unique space for generations to come. Projects include specialized cleaning, repairs to broken tiles, and the documentation and preservation of folk art objects within the space. Your support is greatly appreciated!
The Julia Zagar Residency for Women Artists
The Julia Zagar Residency for Women Artists was developed in 2016 by community leader, entrepreneur, and arts supporter, Julia Zagar. A trip to Mexico when she was 19 years old ignited Zagar’s lifelong passion for the country and its culture, and she later received her BFA from The University of the Americas in Mexico City. This experience, followed by three years of service in the Peace Corps in Peru in the 1960s prompted her support of international folk artists and the collection of their work. For the last 50 years Zagar has cultivated relationships with artisans throughout Latin America, encouraging their work and exposing Philadelphia to their talent.
The goal of the residency is to support contemporary female artists working in the tradition of handcrafting and folk art, with a particular focus on Mexican and South American artisans. Those selected are invited to stay in Philadelphia, engage with the city, and present an exhibition at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
PMG can accept a small amount of tile, mirror, ceramics, or other objects to use for preservation purposes. Please contact email@example.com before dropping off a donation.
Art Supply and Material Donations
PMG’s education team is always looking for materials such as bottle caps (both plastic and metal), jar lids, can tabs, etc. for various art projects. We also accept donations of art and craft supplies (paint, paper, glue, decorations, etc.) to be given away in our Community Art Closet. If you have materials you’d like to donate please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizations requesting donations from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens should contact email@example.com.