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Free Arts Days
Each fall for the past 18 years, Free Arts has partnered with Dance Theater West (DTW) to recreate DTW’s Storybook Ballet production featuring Free Arts children.  Our beloved partnership continued last September, when more than 20 Free Arts children performed alongside DTW dancers at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Director Susie Silverman and...
If you have been to a Free Arts Day, chances are good that you have seen or even been surrounded by bright green Edward Jones t-shirts.  You may have even noticed that every Volunteer Spotlight in the Art Heals Newsletter in 2019 has been presented by Edward Jones. These two things are not unrelated.  Central...
Laughter and smiles were all around the Encanto Room at the Heard Museum as children’s hands went up to let volunteer mentors know that they had completed the bead necklaces that they were making. Volunteer mentors went over to the waiting children and with caring patience tied up the colorful necklace for the children to...
There is a growing concern, particularly in Southwest states like Arizona, about the children crossing the United States border and who are then held in detention centers and shelters while they work through the immigration process.  They are often referred to as “border children”, but the legal term for them is “unaccompanied minors” as they...
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...
One Saturday in June, children from four Valley group homes were treated to a musical extravaganza in the bright welcoming atmosphere of CREATE space at Arizona Science Center®. Free Arts, CREATE, The Phoenix Symphony, and Frank Thomas from AZ Rhythm Connection teamed up to craft percussion, string, and woodwind instruments. Because of The CREATE space’s generous donation...