Great Neck, NY (September, 2016) — It was recently announced that the Gold Coast Arts Center will be one of the beneficiaries for this year’s Neiman Marcus “Love to Give” collection, available online beginning October 19 and in stores on November 3. The collection will feature “dozens of perfectly priced items for gift giving” from which each store will give ten percent of the proceeds to benefit youth arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country. The GCAC will be recipients from the Roosevelt Field location at 630 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530. An additional $50,000 from online sales will also go to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation to support national youth arts programs as well.
The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years they have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through their (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.
Research shows that students who receive an arts-infused curriculum tend to matriculate and graduate at higher rates, score higher on the SAT, and become more creative problem solvers and engaged civic leaders. The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of artists across the states.
“Neiman Marcus is delighted to continue our Love to Give collection for the third year,” said Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus SVP, GMM The Man’s Store, Home and Gifts. “You can find exclusive and unexpected presents for everyone on your list. It is wonderful knowing you are giving back when selecting items from this collection.”
The Gold Coast Arts Center is honored to be one of this year’s beneficiaries, and is proud to be affiliated with such a great cause that it giving back to the youth arts education community at large.
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