The Art of Opening Doors

THE ART OF OPENING DOORS – Supporting the Y’s Annual Campaign & the Arts

Art of opening doors

At the Y, our doors are never closed to anyone, regardless of age, race, background, religion or ability to pay. Our annual campaign allows more than 1,600 men, women and children the chance to grow stronger and healthier at the Y and in our programs. The Art of Opening Doors will allow us to serve more people, draw attention and traffic to your business, and showcase local artists – all while providing you with a tax-deductible donation.

In addition to support the Y’s annual campaign and the arts, the painted doors will make excellent fine art pieces to hang in homes or businesses.

How It Works: You purchase a reclaimed door for $100 – and you or your artist get the chance to select your awesome vintage door, generously donated by Fortune Management. After that, you or an artist of your choosing will paint one side of the door, creating a one-of-a-kind fine art piece. Once the piece is finished, the door should be brought back to the Y for display in our silent auction, which will finish at the end of our 24-hour all-community fundraiser event on July 7. The door will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, so that we may raise funds to allow people access to the Y’s life-changing programs. During the promotional period, people within the community may use a provided bingo card and visit participating businesses for a chance to win a  $200 gift card!

What you need to know:

Price: $100
May 25: Artists begin to select doors at the Y. Email: to schedule a pick-up time.
June 19: Doors Doors moved back to YMCA (If you need help, email:
July 7: Doors auctioned at the new 24-hour all-community fundraiser at the Y
July 8-9: Doors picked up by silent auction winning bidders

I’m in! How do I participate?

For businesses interested in purchasing a door, email us at: and we’ll get you a form!

Sample doors:

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