Art from the Heart Auction returns as an in-person event!

The Free Arts annual Art from the Heart Auction, chaired by Liz Shabaker and Lisa Portigal, and Honorary Chair, Cheryl Londen took place on October 22nd at the beautiful home of Cheryl Londen with over 120 in attendance.

New Leadership at Free Arts

From left-to-right: Jenna (Clinical Director), Matt (Vice President of Programs) and Danielle (Program Director) What better way to start the 2023 Fiscal Year with new staff in leadership roles! Free Arts looked for qualified candidates to help achieve our strategic 10-year vision for the organization. We are happy to have them join our team in...

The Power of Music Leads to a Successful Outcome

Teaching Artist Carlos Urtubey and Volunteer Mentor Sara Coggins Building connections through music is one of the most impactful ways to leave a mark in someone’s life. Recently, in our Professional Artist Series, teaching artist Carlos Urtubey and new volunteer mentor Sara Coggins, taught six (1 hour) sessions to Southwest Key – Long Term Foster...

Edward Jones Visits Free Arts for Day of Caring

Group photo of Edward Jones holding their affirmation cards at the Bob & Renee Parsons Place for Art and Transformation. Edward Jones re-launched their Day of Caring initiative where 19,000+ offices and employees across the country are encouraged to support their communities through a day of service. On August 29, 2022, Free Arts hosted 11...

A Brand New Program: Foster and Kinship Family

Participating families in our new program. We all start somewhere to build resilience. With this new program, it aims to connect families with a supportive community. 2022 was a year of growth and opportunities of expansion for our programs. One of the opportunities has been the creation of the Foster and Kinship Family Program. This...

The Weekly Mentor Program is Coming Back Strong

Our Weekly Mentor Program this past summer created masks at one of our participating partner child welfare agencies. The Weekly Mentor Program is making a comeback in a strong way! Over the past fiscal year, children and their mentors created everything art-related. From DIY board games and their ideal villages to colorful masks and detailed...

Remote Opportunities and More!

We are excited to offer a variety of opportunities for individuals, as well as community and corporate groups, to support the programs at Free Arts from either remote or in-person!

One Word About Volunteer Mentors at Free Arts

At volunteer mentor orientation, participants are asked to write down a word that describes them, this is the result.

New Staff on the Block

would like to introduce the new staff on the block here at Free Arts at Parsons Place. We did an onboarding process to expand our Operations and Programs Departments. We continue to build resilience by growing from 18 employees at the start of Fiscal Year 2022 now to a current staff of 23!

Miss Scottsdale’s Outstanding Teen Helps Free Arts Make Affirmation Cards

Free Arts made a positive impact locally in our recent partnership with Miss Scottsdale Outstanding Teen. Sophia Lin reached out to Free Arts because she related to our mission: “Transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts.”
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