OUR PURPOSE & GOALS
The Landings Art Association is a not for profit, financially responsible, organization, that promotes aesthetic enrichment and education within our community by encouraging and coordinating interaction of artistic activities and endeavors among members.
The LAA presents opportunities for members to show and sell their work and encourages the integration of its members into the greater Savannah community.
To view the LAA By-Laws, click here.
Twenty-nine interested people came together on November 18, 1986 at the home of Carol Jones. Their vision was to have an art league in the Landings. By January 20, 1987 they had elected officers and written by-laws.
Their purpose was to enhance and expand the appreciation of the arts at the Landings. Betty Skinner was elected as the first President with John McClelland and his wife, Alice, becoming Treasurer and Assistant. During that same time period, Carol Jones was Vice-President and Dorothy Rogers was Secretary who by all accounts were also our founding members. Two years later, at the end of 1989, there were 188 members in good standing!
By 2002 the LAA received its special IRS tax exempt status of 501c4. This exemption was given because the LAA was able to show that its organization benefits the members directly and the community at large.
Through the years, the LAA has endeavored to give members demonstrations of the most recent art techniques, tools, and products through the speakers at monthly member meetings and periodic workshops.
OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH
ARTS IN EDUCATION AND CHARITABLE PROGRAMS
We have reason to be proud of our Arts in Education Program that provides annual grants to very grateful Savannah area Title I elementary school art teachers for special projects that would not by possible with their meager yearly budgets.
The LAA also donates annually to Telfair Museum's excellent Children's Programs.
Wide ranging, the LAA strives to offer a variety of charitable benefits not only monetarily but also educationally. Over the years recipients of these LAA programs include Bethesda School for Boys, the Parkinson's Foundation, the Audubon Society, the Landings Military Family Relief Fund, Art DVDs and books at the Village Library Foundation, Golfing for a Cure, SCAD, and the Landings Landlovers.
As we continue to find new ways to raise funds for these deserving programs, we hope to expand LAA's community outreach supporting the creativity of our area's children and adult population alike.