Mission: We bring together members of the community to engage with art in all its forms.

Vision: We seek to make art and careers in creative industries accessible to all.

Goals:

  • Plant the seeds of artistic entrepreneurship through lectures, mentoring, and networking events

  • Conduct technology-based art classes for teenagers and young adults that teach skills with commercial applications in creative industries (graphic design, Web design, photography, animation, film and video editing and production, etc.)

  • Offer recreational fine art classes on a sliding scale for all members of the community

  • Serve as a secular space in a rapidly changing neighborhood for economically and culturally diverse neighbors to gather and interact.

  • Provide a venue (P35) for a wide range of arts-related events, including lectures, film screenings, theater productions, concerts, spoken word and more

  • Create an exhibition space (P35) run by a revolving committee of emerging artists

  • Guide interested students in the preparation of portfolios required for applications to art magnet high schools and college art programs

  • Provide two private studio spaces for emerging artists, as well as darkroom facilities, and equipment (computers, printers, etc.)

  • Teach basic technology classes to senior members of the community to help bridge the digital divide

  • House an international artist-in-residence program for artists who will be invited to produce a community-based project