Local Impact

Annual Budget

$2 Million
Art Omi seeks local vendors for labor and products whenever possible, injecting more than $500,000 into the local economy.

Local Jobs

Total earnings, including benefits, for 61 Art Omi employees was $823,521.

  • 31 employees worked year-round (3 full time & 28 part time).
  • 28 additional employees worked during Omi's season from March to October.

Capital Projects

Art Omi spent $2.46 million employing local contractors and sourcing materials locally/regionally for four major building projects in recent years.

  • A fifth capital project is planned within the next three years.
  • $2 million projected for new gallery, cafe and education center
  • $830,000 on a new residency dormitory
  • $1.2 million on The Charles B. Benenson Visitor Center and Gallery
  • $350,000 on three Education Pavilions $80,000 on a permanent artist installation by Alice Aycock

Free Local Events

Art Omi hosted more than 40 free public events.

  • More than 28,000 people visited Art Omi
  • More than 3,000 people attended Omi-sponsored arts events
  • Events included collaborations with other local arts organizations, artists and vendors.

Education Opportunities For Local Students

Art Omi: Education offers weekly art workshops, school vacation and summer art camps for local children, teen programs, student exhibitions and school and CoArc groups.

  • 675 attended art workshops
  • 380 attended summer camp
  • 430 attended student exhibitions and family events
  • 230 school children attended school sponsored workshops
  • 12 teen volunteers doing community service

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