TRANSFORMING PEOPLE AND PLACES THROUGH INVESTMENTS IN CREATIVITY.
Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization. Its mission is to transform people and places through investments in creativity. They transform youth by providing meaningful job experience and professional skills. ArtWorks has hired over 3,300 youth and 2,700 professional artists. ArtWorks also works to transforms children facing crisis by using art and creativity as support, engaging over 2,500 children facing hardships. Artworks fosters creative entrepreneurs through education, assistance, and community connections. ArtWorks has trained over 550 local business owners. ArtWorks uses art to mobilize communities and rally neighborhoods around a common cause. It encourages communities to celebrate their collective identity and the bonds they share with one another. Creativity is the currency ArtWorks employs to enrich the region’s social, economic, and cultural vibrancy.