CREATE Arts Center has provided art classes, art therapy and community outreach across the metro region since 1986. We offer classes and workshops for all ages and levels of experience. CREATE’s K-12 art education programs foster academic, social and emotional development for students, while finding joy in artistic expression. Art therapy helps individuals of all ages create meaning and insight into health ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, trauma, resolve problems, enrich daily life, and achieve an increased sense of well-being.
To level the playing field for access and inclusion to our visual art programming, CREATE provides free and reduced fee services, to traditionally marginalized constituencies, including people living on low-and-fixed-incomes.
Too often, the people most in need of CREATE’s programming, particularly people struggling with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities, are those least able to afford them. CREATE is committed to serving all members of our community through innovative, inclusive, equitable and meaningful programs that positively impact individual lives, families and communities.
To spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals and facilitate community connections through the visual arts
Our Vision & Values
CREATE achieves its mission through quality arts education classes that engage all ages and levels of experience in the joy of art-making.
We recognize all forms of creativity and diversity in artistic expression.
CREATE is committed to broad-based, inclusive partnerships that help to inform our programming and decision-making so that we can better serve the needs of our very diverse community.
We believe that inclusion and equity in access to the many benefits of CREATE’s art education and mental health programs enrich people’s lives, strengthens families and builds sustainable community connections.