Mobile Arts

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What is a Mobile Arts Program?

In the fall of 2017, we were thrilled to launch a new initiative called – MAP: Mobile Arts Program. The mission of this new venture is to enrich lives by bringing engaging creative experiences to individuals who have limited access to arts opportunities.

The Mission of MAP

We have seen first-hand how life changing the arts can be, yet many in our own communities have limited access to participate due to a variety of social, economic and physical factors. We have been partnering with area social service organizations to provide workshops in art, movement, music and writing to clients and residents free of charge. We average 25 classes each month, and serve nearly 300 people.

Some of our partners include:

  • The Path Center (Homeless Shelter and Services)
  • Fairlawn Haven
  • House of Ruth (Domestic Violence Shelter)
  • Adriel Foster Care
  • Williams Co. YMCA
  • Fulton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Art at the Laundromat
  • Hospice Grief Camp
  • Art at Community Meals
  • New Horizons Academy
  • Art Workshops with area veterans
  • Art Club at East Gardens
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Riverview Senior Living

We have plans to expand our program to other regional partners.

Under the direction of our Board President Diane Tinsman, MSW, LISW and a wonderful group of art instructors and volunteers, we are excited to share this new program.

Instructors

  • Deb Spieles, RN, BSN – Visual Art Instructor
  • Bonnie McMullen – Music and Movement Instructor
  • Robin Webster – Visual Art Instructor
  • Bobbi Miller, Jen Grant and Katy Corkle – YMCA After School Art Instructors
  • Francisco Torrez – Visual Art Instructor – The Path Center
  • Numerous volunteers

Want to help with the Mobile Arts Program?

  • Contact Diane Tinsman at info@blackswamparts.com if you would like to volunteer, teach, or have a suggestion for a partnership opportunitiy
  • Donate any art or craft supplies
  • Financial contributions to MAP will help maintain this program.
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MAP programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

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