Arts and Beautification Circle

What is the Arts & Beautification Circle (ABC)?

We are working to improve the quality of the GCC student experience on our campus and in our community through art.

Why are giving circles important?

Giving circles are a way of organizing many people to give contributions to the same charitable causes. Where one person may not see the impact of a single donation to a purpose, the giving circle method can make a significant impact on the purpose through multiple or sustained donations.

How does a giving circle work?

Your gift of $100 will be combined with other members of the circle gifts that together will provide the opportunity to beautify the campuses of GCC in both Ironwood and Houghton.

MISSION:  Provide art experiences on GCC campuses for students, faculty, staff and the community.


  • Purchase original, diverse artworks for GCC’s permanent collection and display in public areas on campus.
  • Refurbish for display GCC’s existing permanent collection.
  • Establish an Art Lecture Seriesincluding at least one distinguished artist, art historian,etc., per year to provide alecture/workshop on an art topicfor students and community.
  • Create community awareness ofthe initiative through fundraising and programming activities.



Welding Art

GCC Welding students bring the first project vision to life with this beautiful tree to be placed on the Ironwood campus!