Eyes, the workhorses of sense organs, put in long hours keeping people from falling in manholes and relaying blinked Morse Code greetings to everything in their path. Reward your hard workers with today's Groupon to Artisanworks. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a one-year Friend membership, plus a 50 percent art and retail discount for the first month (a $100 value).
- For $10, you get two admission passes (a $24 value).
A harmonious hybrid of museum and event space, Artisanworks nourishes fine artistic fingers and minds with the inspiration of art and an arena to create their own. The almost 40,000-square-foot facility incubates nearly 500,000 pieces of viewable or buyable art from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Dale Chihuly, and Edgar Degas. Doubling as a creative habitat for artists in residence, Artisanworks paves the way for paint-splattered slumber parties while playing host to a variety of workshops and classes.
In addition to unlimited free admission, Friend members and their families receive invitations to special events and exhibitions for one year. Membership includes the endowment of six complimentary guest passes, meaning that Artisanworks Friends can tote along up to six of their friends, coworkers, or cardboard likenesses of themselves. Buyers can also take advantage of a 50 percent discount on all art and retail purchases for the first month of their membership, a perk normally available only to Patron members.
Art isn't merely housed at Artisan Works—it's born here. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes galleries showcasing thousands of regional artists as well as onsite studios where creators pour their imaginations onto canvas, wood, and clay. You can watch them while they work as you check out the paintings and sculptures in the galleries. A non-profit organization, Artisan Works relies on individual and corporate support for funding.