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Graffiti Eyes


BAM is a grass-roots organization that relies on donations to create community art throughout Barton County, Kansas. Consider making a tax-deductible donation through the Golden Belt Community Foundation today. Every gift, of every size, helps move the needle toward funding additional public art projects in Barton County!


The best thing about the Barton Arts Movement is that it is truly a grassroots movement. Meaning that we have no paid staff, no major overhead expenses, and limitless possibilities for how much we can accomplish! What projects we can take on is directly tied to what funding we are able to secure. So we invite you, your family, your business, or your civic organization to consider making a donation to the Barton Arts Movement. Under the auspices of the Golden Belt Community Foundation, every gift we receive is tax-deductible and receipts are provided to donors. Every size of donation helps! Donors can give at any time through the GBCF website or by mailing a check to Barton Arts Movement, c/o GBCF, P.O. Box 1911, Great Bend, KS 67530. Also be sure to check out Corporate Sponsorship options for larger gifts from outside organizations and businesses.


We welcome donations of any size! This movement was started by grassroots volunteers, and we want this to remain a grassroots movement. Together, every gift can make a huge impact! All donors are invited to attend our in-person events!

ARt Admirer

These donors receive a special shoutout on social media along with text recognition on our website and at our in-person events. Donors can also give confidentially if they don't wish to be recognized.


In addition to the recognition received for the first two donor levels, these donors also receive additional recognition on our website and a special shoutout at our in-person events. We may also offer to arrange a photo opp!


In addition to the recognition received for the first 3 donor levels, these donors also participate in a photo opp with a large check and are featured in a press release to regional media.


If you or your business is interested in more strategic partnerships with more opportunities for brand recognition, artistic input, and permanent legacy signage, please review our Corporate Sponsor page for additional donor levels.

All financial gifts received prior to June 20, 2022 will be considered "Founding Donors" and will be permanently recognized on our website, regardless of commitment level. We want every donor to feel important, because you are! Leave a legacy of generosity and community pride by donating to #BAM.

Out-of-the-box ideas welcome!

Don’t see the funding level that fits your interest? Send BAM an email and we would love to brainstorm a project with you!

Financial gifts that do not fully fund an individual project will benefit BAM’s collective projects to benefit Barton County. Meaning, your gift/contribution may be used on a variety of public art projects administered by BAM. BAM does not fund artwork that features commercial advertising. For donors that are willing to fund an entire project, we are open to donor input on artistic theme and placement



For individuals or families looking to create a more significant impact, legacy giving is a popular option for all sizes of gifts. Through the Golden Belt Community Foundation, donors can list the Barton Arts Movement as one of the beneficiaries for legacy gifts made from their estate after their passing. For more details about legacy giving, please contact the friendly staff at the Golden Belt Community Foundation: 620-792-3000.

The O.C. (Original creatives)

These donors stepped up early on in the #BAM movement and will be forever recognized as a founding donor - part of The O.C. in perpetuity. YOU can still be part of The O.C. with permanent recognition for a gift of ANY size made prior to June 30, 2022. Anyone who contributes to the cause in our first year will be permanently listed and recognized on our website and at special events as one of the visionary creatives who saw the big picture and stepped up to make things happen!

  • Central Kansas Partnership

  • Golden Belt Community Foundation

  • Barton Arts Council

  • Wheatland Electric Cooperative

  • Sheryl Cheely

  • Explore Great Bend

  • Blue Goose Drilling

  • Bauer, Pike, Bauer, Wary & Carroll

  • Alan & Gail Moeder

  • Justin & Rachel Mawhirter

  • Jolene & Craig Biggs

  • Hiss Sherman Wealth Management

  • Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

  • First Kansas Bank

  • Spectrum CPA Partners

  • MPIRE Realty Group

  • Keller Real Estate

  • Burton Real Estate

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