Honoring Ruth

Ruth DeYoung Kohler II passionately believed in the arts as a driver of positive social change. Her vision and dedication to celebrating and preserving diverse art forms resonates on an international scale. A certainty in the power of art to transform lives is her legacy to all whom she inspired.

Learn more about Ruth Kohler’s countless contributions to the arts and well-deserved accolades at the Art Center’s tribute at and the Kohler family’s tribute at

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Giving Tuesday

Because you have seen how art can transform the world, will you consider making an investment in the arts?

During this time of unprecedented crisis, local artists and arts-based organizations are in great need of generosity, engagement, and care.  If the arts feed your spirit and bring you and your loved ones moments of joy, please commit yourself to making a difference by: 

  • Investing in a work of art by a local artist or artisan.
  • Giving someone in your life a membership to an arts organization.
  • Donating to a nonprofit arts organization.
  • Providing arts supplies to a local school.

Thank you for giving back to the arts community through your generosity and kindness.

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Other Ways to Give


Looking for an alternative way to support your Arts Center? Find us on Amazon! 

Amazon Smile
Shop using Amazon Smile, and you can donate to the Arts Center at the same time without spending one penny more. Amazon will automatically donate a portion of the purchase price for your eligible items to the Arts Center. It’s that easy!

Visit and sign in with your log-in. Select the John Michael Kohler Arts Center as your charity of choice and start shopping. Amazon Smile will automatically make the appropriate donation to the Arts Center.

Click here for more information about Amazon Smile.

Amazon Wish List
Do you like shopping? The John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Amazon Wish List is filled with fun art supplies and children’s books that you can donate directly to JMKAC Preschool, education, and community arts programs! Shop the Wish List.

During checkout, select the John Michael Kohler Arts Center address to send Wish List purchases directly to the Arts Center. We will send you an acknowledgment letter for your tax records upon receipt of the items.

Image courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.