The Bolton Arts Foundation
The Bolton Arts Foundation is dedicated to fostering a dynamic partnership between the arts and academia by supporting the creation, presentation, and preservation of diverse and innovative art forms. Our mission is to provide funding and resources to artists, arts organizations and academic institutions to promote the integration of the arts into education, research, and community engagement. We strive to create opportunities for students, faculty, and the community to explore, engage and experience the arts and to inspire the next generation of artists and arts leaders.
Up Coming Events
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams
April 6th at 6pm
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
"We are thrilled to partner with The Bolton Arts Foundation in developing this exhibition for the SMU community," said Matthew Esparza, Coordinator for the SMU Women and LGBT Center. "We believe this exhibition is a valuable and meaningful addition to our Pride programming, and we hope that students and community members alike will come to see and appreciate the diverse talent on display."
To learn more about the exhibition and the artists involved please visit "Visibility: Seeing is Believing" Exhibition.
Lorenzo Bolton, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned business leader with over 16 years of experience in the marketing industry, as a Business Unit Executive at IBM. Lorenzo's experience as a skilled financial professional with a proven track record of success in budget management and sales growth. With years of experience in the field, Lorenzo has developed a keen understanding of the financial aspects of running a successful organization. He is known for his ability to create and implement effective financial strategies that lead to growth and stability. In addition to his work at IBM, Lorenzo holds an MBA from SMU in Dallas, Texas.
Chief Operations Officer
Bringing 13 years of business communications With a degree from Texas State University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As the Chief Operations Officer of the Bolton Arts Foundation, she will play a key role in ensuring the success of the organization. Constance has a proven track record of analyzing and developing new processes for major nonprofit organizations and leading hospitality businesses in Dallas/Fort Worth. With her strong analytical skills and experience in creating efficiencies, she is perfectly positioned to take the Bolton Arts Foundation to new heights.
"Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams" screening in support of the Texas Fashion Collection
April 6th, 2023
The Bolton Arts Foundation will host a screening of the Salvatore Ferragamo documentary, "Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams" at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in support of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, College of Art and Design.
The event is sponsored by "Future of Fashion" the Fashion Marketing & Design student organziation at El Centro College, raising funds for the Texas Fashion Collection.
For sponosorships email: TheBoltonArtsFoundation@gmail.com
"Calendar Girl" screening in support of the
Texas Fashion Collection
June 9th, 2022
The Bolton Arts Foundation hosted the Texas premiere of the Ruth Finley documentary, "Calendar Girl" at the Texas Theatre in support of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, College of Art and Design.
The event sold out all 90 seats of the theatre and was sponsored by "Future of Fashion" the Fashion Marketing & Design student organziation at El Centro College, raising fourteen hundred dollars for the Texas Fashion Collection.
Palmer/Harding El Centro Alumni Creative Conversation
November 17th, 2022
The Bolton Arts Foundation assisted El Centro in producing a student centric creative conversation with Alumni Levi Palmer and his design partner Matthew Harding of the globally recognized clothing brand Plamer/Harding. The conversation was lead by famed model and producer Jan Strimple.
The event hosted over 70 students and industry professionals from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Students and faculty from The Art Institute of Dallas and the University of North Texas were in attendance to hear and meet the design duo.
Dickies Historic Garment Archival Project
March 16th - 20th, 2022
The Bolton Arts Foundation directed the digitization of historic archival garments from the American brand, Dickies. Working in collaberation with renowned photography and digital animation agency Ground Control to capture, understand and maintain the integrity of garments from the brand dating back over a century.
Texas Fashion Collection
April 30th, 2022
The Bolton Arts Foundation assisted the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design in executing a fundraising event centered around the production of an exhbition book supporting the recent, "Delight: Selections for the Texas Fashion Collection" exhibit at The Mayfair. The event was sponsored by the Texas Fashion Collection's "Giving Society" member Gordan Kendall. The event hosted alumni, UNT staff, contributors to the book, and new perspective donors.
Project Consulting and Management:
The Bolton Arts Foundation offers project consulting and management services to help artists, arts organizations, and academic institutions bring their creative visions to life. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to develop a project plan, identify funding sources, and manage the project from start to finish.
The Bolton Arts Foundation is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community through engagement with the arts. We believe that the arts have the power to transform lives and bring people together. We value the role of the arts in education and strive to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn, grow and express themselves through the arts. We believe in creating opportunities for community members to engage with and experience the arts, and in supporting the work of artists and arts organizations. We believe that by working together and supporting one another, we can build a more vibrant and equitable community for all.