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Alumni
On April 24th, Free Arts hosted the annual Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference virtually for the first time! To strengthen and connect our community, the Free Arts programs team offered workshops led by professionals who share our commitment to supporting children.
Rica had been a Free Arts participant and alumni for two years.  She is a gifted writer and will be attending college at Arizona State University this fall to pursue a degree in creative writing.  She is a 2020 Nina Mason Pullium Legacy Scholar. Where Did the Time Go?? This poem was created at the...
In 2013, Free Arts started an Alumni program which has grown to include over 25 active alumni.  In the Alumni program teens and young adults who have participated in previous Free Arts programs, build skills and community by engaging in art activities, leadership training, and apprenticeships.  Most Free Arts Alumni have transitioned out of congregate...
In 1993, a young art therapist was introduced to a program in California that provided opportunities for vulnerable children to experience the healing effects of art making and caring volunteer mentors. She immediately saw the value of this program and the intense need for it in her own community, the greater Phoenix area. So began...
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona creates safe spaces for children to transform their trauma to resilience, and one of our premier events that accomplishes this goal is Creativity Day. As part of the Free Art Day program, Creativity Day showcases a variety of art forms and features different cultural partners in one art-filled...
By Gabriella, Alumni Mentor My name is Gabriella, but my Free Arts family calls me Gabs. Free Arts is a nonprofit organization that builds hope and heals children’s trauma through artistic expression. I know this because I was a participant. I’ve been involved with Free Arts since 2012, when I was twelve years old. I’m...
As soon as guests started to arrive at Free Arts 25th Anniversary Gala at the JW Marriot Camelback Inn and Spa, we could see that it would be a magical and festive night full of music, dancing, art, and celebration, as only Free Arts can.  Over 300 guests joined us for the October 20th Gala, presented...