They’re even willing to fund the cost of school buses to tranport kids to the Walker. Its true! Inspired by a generous grant from UBS during the run of our exhibition Chuck Close Self-Portraits which helped defray the cost of many of the school buses bringing kids to the Walker for field trips to see the show, our intrepid group of tour guides have decided to continue the generosity on their own.
This is a great thing for them to do, as more and more schools find that the cost of buses (which can run $150-$200) can be one of the largest impediments to offering field trips to students.
The fundraising kick-off happened a few weeks ago, and we’re well on our way to paying the way for quite a few budding artists to make their way over for tours during the next school year. Check out the cute bus fund donation box, made by our tour guide council chair, Jane Mercier. Isn’t she crafty!