BLICK Gives Back
BLICK recognizes the value of giving back to the creative community. We believe that an art education develops the creativity and innovation needed to solve the world's most complex problems, enrich its culture, and provide a deeper human connection.
We are proud to support hundreds of arts and community organizations across the country and provide nearly $500,000 in support each year through a variety of sponsored events, artist awards, and in-kind contributions.
A few of our many partners and contributions:
As a longtime partner, ArtSpan serves San Francisco area creatives with programming throughout the year, most notably the Open Studios Tour. Our contribution supports hosted events that celebrate the arts in the Bay Area, as well as our "Get the Guide" party for all members at our Market Street location.
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
Our national Give & Get program provides a way for customers to donate art supplies to dozens of local art organizations across the country during the holiday season! We are proud to partner with The Dreaming Zebra Foundation in this amazing cause to increase access to art and education for thousands of children nationwide.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Through the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards identify exceptional young artists through their national competition. Blick is proud to support our partners in recognition of these outstanding artists.
"The Angel" by Gillian Dickinson, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL. From the Blick/Utrecht Gold Medal Art Portfolio.
Our work with ProjectArt supports in-library art classes for youth who are taught by emerging visual artists. By providing art supplies to communities where we have stores, we've reached nearly 2,000 students in over 40 libraries in major cities across the country.
Colored Pencil Society of America
As the vendor of choice for the Colored Pencil Society of America's annual convention, we're thrilled to showcase our best art supplies for colored pencil enthusiasts across the country to further promote this fine art medium.
Pasadena Chalk Festival
Through our support for public art events, chalk festivals are definitely one of the most fun and impressive! The Pasadena Chalk Festival is a long-standing partner in this field and we are excited to contribute pastels and other art materials to these talented, working artists to create their temporary masterpieces.
Illinois High School Art Exhibition
We are a proud partner of the Illinois High School Art Exhibition, an effort that celebrates work from over 130 Illinois high schools and provides college scholarships to student artists. Our Chicago area locations support this annual event with product and prizes from our stores and partners.