You Can Help

Since opening in 2013, your support has been invaluable.  Workshop13 has grown and is flourishing because of you. 
Our goal is simple. We have an immediate need to raise, $3,500 to winterize our  building and replace our oil tanks. These necessary building improvements will enable us to continue to offer quality programming throughout the winter months.

This #GivingTuesday we are launching a campaign giving YOU, our community 13 Reasons to Give to Workshop13.



We have an immediate need to raise $3,500 to winterize our building and replace our oil tanks. 


  1. The Arts make you feel good!  
    63% of the population believe the arts “lift me up beyond everyday experiences. Whether you want to listen, watch or learn, you can get your feel-good arts fix right at Workshop 13! Concerts, Open Mics, musical and visual arts classes … all right here in downtown Ware!
  2. The Arts bring us together! The arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity. We bring together hundreds of your neighbors every month! Check out a class, workshop or special event - you might be surprised by who’s sitting next to you!
  3. The Arts help kids succeed! Students engaged in arts learning have higher GPAs, standardized test scores, and lower drop-out rates, regardless of socio-economic status. Donations like yours help us offer scholarships to students who couldn’t otherwise afford our classes, camps and workshops.              
  4. The Arts grow our economy! Every person we bring to downtown Ware for a class or performance is a potential customer for one of our local businesses! Many attendees start or end their evening at Workshop 13 with dinner at a local business.
  5. The Arts expand our reach! We’re part of a movement to introduce out-of-towners to what downtown Ware has to offer. Our classes and performances draw people from the Brookfields, Hardwick, Warren, Belchertown and beyond!
  6. The Arts spark creativity! Creativity is among the top 5 applied skills sought by business leaders. Have you ever … created art out of nails and string? Heard music made from a dead tree? You could, right here at Workshop 13!
  7. The Arts drive industry! We’re not all cut out to be cubicle dwellers. Workshop 13 helps children and adults hone their skills in the creative arts. Our instructors are all successful, working artists!
  8. The Arts strengthen our community!  We’ve renovated a historic building into a vibrant, welcoming space, and are partnering with the QVCDC to open ClayWorks and ArtWorks right on Main Street. We believe in the promise of Ware!
  9. The Arts help promote human interaction!  Our Open Studio Wednesdays is a great way to meet new people with shared interests.  Put down that device and make art!
  10. The Arts increase your confidence! Our open mic nights provide a stage for you to shine! "Last night was one of the best nights of my life I felt alive for the first time in a long time I've been wanting to do this forever thank you for giving me the opportunity to sing." - June Eaton
  11. The Arts improve the image and identity of our community!  With the addition of ClayWorks Ceramics Studio and ArtWorks Gallery on Main Street, Ware is making a name for itself in the arts community.

  12. The Arts improve health and well being!  Studies have shown that expressing oneself through art can help with depression, anxiety, stress and memory loss. Learning new skills and challenging yourself keeps your brain quick and active. 
  13. The Arts are US and YOU!