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Professional Art Series
For the past month, just as the Free Arts staff begins to clock out for the night on Wednesday evenings, the building is rejuvenated with hope, creativity, and excitement.
In the fall of 2020, Free Arts initiated a re-imagined version of the Professional Artist Series. Knowing that the children we serve were in need of artistic expression to help them process and express themselves, we partnered with three partner agencies that had shown interest in on-site programs for the fall. Our teaching artists were...
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...
In November of 2018, over 30 children from Free Arts programs assisted teaching artist Andy Brown in completing a mural on the North wall of the newly redeveloped Point b offices in downtown Phoenix. The mural located on Central and Roosevelt is entitled Perspective Landscape and depicts the idea that things can look differently from...
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...
Except for one, it was the first time that the girls had visited a museum.  As they toured the Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum they were reminded of their own heritage.  The teen girls participating in this Professional Artist Series, a collaboration between Free Arts for Abused Children of...