OUR MISSION

"Funding art, theater, music, film, and cultural development through community outreach by providing subsidies for productions, events, artists and musicians to carry out their mission."

After multiple community projects to revitalize the Town of Lake Park through the arts, specifically our renowned mural projects, we are now furthering our efforts through receiving our 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Founded in 1919, the original Kelsey City (now Lake Park) was a cultural hub and we are continuing Harry Kelsey's vision by cultivating The Lake Park Arts District

 

BUILDING A COMMUNITY

FOSTERING THE ARTS

AJ BROCKMAN

Executive Director

Recently named 2017 Young Professional of the Year, Brockman is a highly esteemed entrepreneur and visionary in the Town of Lake Park. He is an award winning digital artist who has been wheelchair-bound since the age of two due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In 2012 he had the honor of painting a family portrait of former President Barack Obama. AJ has always viewed himself as being "differently abled" rather than "disabled" and lives life to the fullest every day. 

 

Currently serving as the co-owner of The Brewhouse Gallery & The Kelsey Theater, he has revitalized an entire community through art with the birth of The Lake Park Arts District. His crowning achievement is the over 900-foot continuous mural (taking up an entire city block) which is one of the largest mural projects in South Florida. 

 

Brockman is no stranger to the nonprofit world and spent most of his childhood, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and countless other organizations. Kelsey Cares was the natural progression, to create a legitimate 501(c)(3) to further his vision. He has already raised over $75,000 without any subsidies or government incentives (with average donation levels of less than $100), which just shows the number of people that have been impacted. See those projects continue to come to life and continue to support our efforts by donating.

 

 

PROJECTS

 So where does your money go? Well, we have a proven track record and we believe a picture is worth 1000 words, so why don't we just show you! Below are the projects we have brought to life. 

 

Better yet, you can visit us in person!

Located at the 700 block on Park Ave., Lake Park, Florida, 33403. Click here for directions.

OUR PAST PROJECTS

 
 

DONATE

Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to making these projects a reality. 100% of the money collected goes directly to material costs (supporting local business in our area) and paying the artists/performers involved. All of the artists are professionals, people who make their living from their art. In turn, we feel it's very important to pay them rather than asking for the work in exchange for "exposure".

 

We also have grant programs that help subsidize projects in theater, film, music, dance, and other art related projects that might not otherwise be possible due to financial barriers. All of these projects must benefit the local community, as well as incorporating special programming that targets our areas under invited youth. 

 

We have multiple ways you can help! Make a direct donation, sign up for monthly contributions, purchase one of our commemorative bricks, or volunteer your time and/or services. 

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*All donations collected will go towards the greatest need. If you would like your contribution to go to a specific project please specify in the notes section when submitting your donation.

SPONSORS

Please support the businesses and organizations that support us.

 

Would you like to join our family of sponsors? Shoot us a message, we would love to hear from you.

 

GET A BRICK

You can also choose to be part of our "walk of fame". This campaign allows you to immortalize your efforts with a commemorative brick at the entrance of The Kelsey Theater for all to see. We have two different levels, a single brick for $125 and a large double paver with a $2500 contribution. This option is also tax-deductible and can contain up to three lines of text. Click the button below for more information and to submit your order.

you will be taken to our secure checkout page to confirm your donation.

CONTACT

Do you have questions about some of our projects? Would you like to discuss how to get involved with our efforts? Or maybe you are an artist/performer with a great idea and want to bring it to life…

 

We want to hear from you! Please fill out the contact form below and one of our board members will be in touch.

Visit us in person and see our giant mural for yourself or join us for one of our shows at The Kelsey Theater.