Why We Are Unique

Our free, multi-disciplinary arts programs are designed by and for our community!

Art City increases equitable access to arts programs.

Many families in our community cannot afford to pay fees for after-school programming, child care, or recreational activities. We provide free art education, healthy after-school snacks, and a safe place to learn and explore during hours that many children would otherwise be unsupervised.

Our after-school arts programs are unique and customized.

We believe in the capacity of arts to build and strengthen communities. This is why our community members support creation and design of our programming: Some examples include: programming for newcomer and refugee children; fashion design programs created by and for local preteens; and workshops where local artists teach their artistic and cultural traditions to the younger generation.

We are about all forms of art!

Our participants are aged 6-13 and they are still learning what kinds of art they like. We teach all art forms: visual arts, drama, dance, fashion, and music! We’ve done it all. Children are encouraged to register for the weekly program that they will enjoy most, and which will provide enough of a challenge to develop their skills.