Want more art? Join the Associates

The Associates is an OMA volunteer support group committed to expanding OMA Membership and encouraging the appreciation of the visual arts.

Associates members have the opportunity to chair a 1st Thursdays event, volunteer at 1st Thursdays and OMA events, become informed of Associates’ plans, serve on the Executive Committee and vote at the annual election. Members are invited to network monthly with other members and enjoy cultural diversions such as tours of the OMA’s featured exhibitions or programs by other arts organizations.

The Associates Executive Committee acts as the planning and policy developing council of the Associates. The elected committee chairs consist of: membership, volunteer, hospitality, marketing/public relations and curating.

1st Thursdays, presented by the Associates, is a monthly series of themed evening programming that includes works by local artists, popular area bands, free gallery access, cash bars serving beer, wine and soft drinks, and a café.

How do I become a Member of the Associates?
Becoming a member of this fast, growing group is easy!

Become an OMA Member.
Complete the Associates membership application and make your dues payment.

For more information please call our 1st Thursdays Manager at 407.896.4231 ext. 229, or email us at