A member of The Dalles Art Center board says they have seen an outpouring of community support since announcing earlier in the week they need a minimum of $3,500 in committed funding a month to avoid closing by mid-April. Philip Mascher says they have received donations to move them about halfway toward their goal. In addition, Mascher said The Dalles Athletic Club is making a $2,000 matching donation. To contribute to the Art Center, go to thedallesartcenter.org. Mascher said they need a consistent $3,500 a month in funding to allow the Center to keep the doors open, and then they can begin to move toward increasing that to allow more sustainable operations.