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!

Canvas of the Heart: An Update from Show Co-Host and Vice President of Programs Matt Sandoval

Hello, friends! Vice President of Programs, Matt Sandoval, here. I wanted to share an update on the progress of the Canvas of the Heart podcast for Free Arts. I’m happy to report that we have successfully completed the podcast’s first season! Throughout the summer, we were able to feature a diverse group of guests who...

Free Arts Camp Series 2023

Free Arts Camp Series 2023 kicked off June 5th, beginning with Theater Camp, and was concluded with two Multicultural Arts Camps: MAC 1 and MAC 2.

A Look Back on the First Year of Mic Check

It’s been a little over a year since Phonetic Spit, a unique Valley nonprofit with similar goals and values to Free Arts, partnered with us to form Mic Check, a monthly teen and young adult open mic event held at Parsons Place every third Saturday of the month.

2023 Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference, Creating Compassionate Connections

On April 29th, Free Arts held its Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference in person for the first time in three years! We are grateful for our conference sponsor BHHS Legacy Foundation, which helped to make the conference possible. Our theme was "Creating Compassionate Connections," and the activities sought to demonstrate and deepen knowledge about...

Free Arts and the Desert Botanical Garden Team Up

As springtime has us warming back up here in Arizona, Free Arts decided it was a great time to rekindle our long-time partnership with the Desert Botanical Garden and bring the children we serve a Free Arts Day!

Bringing a Free Arts Mural Back to Life

Back in 2016, Free Arts ran two Professional Artist Series with teens at a residential treatment center in Phoenix, one of our longtime partner agencies.

The Return of Free Arts Days

After two years of being on hold, we are very excited to announce Free Arts Days are back in full swing!
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