First Tuscon Botanical Gardens Free Arts Day

On Saturday, May 18th, we had our first-ever Free Arts Day in Pima County at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

The Professional Artist Series Returns to Children First Leadership Academy

This May marked another successful season of our Professional Artist Series at CFLA! Students learned from a Free Arts professional teaching artist and built relationships with their volunteer mentors over the course of six weeks.

The Free Arts 2024 Inspiring Creativity in Mentoring Symposium

On Saturday, April 20th, Free Arts hosted its 2024 Inspiring Creativity in Mentoring Symposium in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Gabriel’s Angels, and New Pathways for Youth.

Bravery with Free Arts at Chalk it Up! Prescott

On April 21st, Free Arts participated in Chalk it Up! Prescott, a chalk art festival that was family-friendly and community-centered. The event was in partnership with The Launch Pad Teen Center, one of our partner organizations in Yavapai County.

The Free Arts Mentor Paint & Sip Celebrates and Connects Volunteers

Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? We just couldn’t wait, so we celebrated early at our Mentor Paint & Sip in March.

First Free Arts Day in Coconino County

families from all over the state gathered at Lost Canyon Camp in Williams, Arizona, for a day filled with creativity, fun, and togetherness. This Family Free Arts Day was in partnership with the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents.

Free Arts Brings Support to the Arizonans for Children Foster Festival

The Free Arts Family Program and Young Adult Empowerment Program (YAEP) were honored to provide resilience-building art activities at Arizonans for Children Foster Festival. For this annual event, the Enchanted Island Amusement Park partners with Arizonans for Children to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to foster families.

Teen Maze Event Helps Build Resilience in Prescott

In October, Free Arts was invited to participate in “Teen Maze” as one of our first steps towards establishing statewide programs.

Storybook Ballet 2023: Swan Lake, with a Splash!

For the last 22 years, Free Arts has partnered with Dance Theater West (DTW) to create DTW’s Storybook Ballet production featuring Free Arts children and teens. Our beloved partnership continued into September 2023, when twelve Free Arts children performed alongside DTW dancers at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

A Weekly Mentor Program Update!

As the school year kicks off, so does the Weekly Mentor Program!
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