Help us expand our free and reduced-priced art therapy, art education & community outreach programs

About the Project

Jane's Story:

"I was born with a rare genetic retinal eye disease which left me legally blind and suffering other physical complications, resulting in forty surgeries from age 3 months to 20 years.” — Jane, CREATE art therapy client

Imagine a child living in darkness, in loneliness, struggling to connect and explore a world she cannot fully see. In art therapy sessions at CREATE, Jane lets her emotions flow from paintbrush to canvas, finding hope, healing and recovery in a safe, welcoming environment. Today, her artwork is exhibited in galleries and shows. With confidence gained through art therapy, Jane will soon open her own art business.

Our recent move to a NEW larger space means we can grow our capacity NOW to meet urgent needs within the community. Waiting is NOT an option!

Your donation today will have an immediate impact
:

  • $25 - Give a child or adult with limited income the gift of an inspiring art education class.
  • $75 - Connect a new art therapist to a child or adult living with autism.
  • $150 - Provide two art therapy sessions for someone struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse, cancer or other medical issues, emotional or physical challenges.
  • $250 - Enroll a child in an 8-week session of smARTkids, our free after-school program teaching elementary students confidence, resilience, and critical thinking skills. 
Please consider supporting CREATE by making a donation now. Art has the power to transform lives... Just ask Jane.

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CREATE Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization founded in 1986. Our mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. We run a variety of programs, including art camps, classes, and workshops, individual and group art therapy for children and adults, and community outreach programming at local schools and other community organizations.


Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $10 or more

    Our sincere thanks, and acknowledgement in our newsletter
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $25 or more

    Our sincere thanks via a thank you card featuring artwork by a CREATE artist, and acknowledgement in our newsletter.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $75 or more

    Our sincere thanks via a thank you card featuring artwork by a CREATE artist, and acknowledgement in our newsletter and on our website.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $150 or more

    Our sincere thanks via a thank you card featuring artwork by a CREATE artist, and prominent acknowledgement in our newsletter and on our website.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    Our sincere thanks via a thank you card featuring artwork by a CREATE smARTkids artist, prominent acknowledgement in our newsletter, and a special shout out on our website and social media.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$1,171.20 to go. Every dollar helps.
$828.80 of $2,000 goal ⋅ 13 days to go

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