ASP Donations FAQ

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What is the suggested donation?

Our suggested donation is $10-20, but no one is ever turned away.

Why are you asking for donations?

We really missed being here last year, due to a funding shortage! During our year off, we realized, to make our beloved event sustainable, we had to make some changes. As a 501c3 non-profit, we can’t rely on any one source of money from year to year. Grants and sponsors aren’t a sure thing. We’ve always asked for donations on-ice, but we realized if most everyone gives a small amount, our event could be sustainable! This year we are asking for a donation to support this unique outdoor winter art experience. 100% of donations go to paying for the on-ice event and its artists, performers, and small staff.

How do I donate?

Easy! There are multiple ways you can give:

Become a member! Go to or sign up in the Welcome Shanty. 
Make a donation at the entrance gate (watch for the red arch with glittering gold flags). See our volunteer staff to make your donation by cash, credit card, mobile payment app, or by check.

If I plan to visit Art Shanty Projects on more than one day, am I expected to donate each time?

No, we only ask that you donate once during the festival. All who become members will receive a button and all who donate will receive a ski tag. Proudly wear your button or ski tag every day you return!

What if I can’t donate?

No problem. No one is required to pay, and no one will be turned away!

What is with the perimeter? You’ve never had one of those before!

To help us achieve our donation goal, we’ve put up some colorful flags to encourage visitors to enter through the entrance gate where we can take donations! While it’s possible someone could step over it, we’re hoping that people will follow the plowed paths through the arch!

How else can I support Art Shanty Projects?

There are many ways to support, including volunteering, sponsorship or other in-kind donations. Check out the volunteer and sponsorship pages of our website for details, or come talk to us in the welcome shanty!

Is my donation tax deductible?

While we cannot offer tax advice, your donation is tax deductible — Art Shanty Projects is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Also, many employers offer matching gifts for employee contributions – check with your company to see if they have a matching gift program!