Center for Community Arts means creativity in everyday places, not just at our studios. We partner with schools and community organizations to make art happen where people live, learn and visit.
We’re proud of our partnerships. They include Art Afternoons at Trinity Center, Community Arts After School at the Walnut Creek and Mount Diablo Unified schools, A Drive to Create with EAH Housing and Resources for Community Development, and more.
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Center for Community Arts has been working with Trinity Center since 2017 to provide workshops in a range of arts disciplines including music, photography, mixed media, and creative writing. Our instructors have created a safe space where writing and art are tools for participants to share personal narratives, stories, emotions, and creativity. Over the course of this program, participation has continued to grow. Multiple exhibitions have been born of this collaboration, and an anthology of work is being created which will be printed and shared.
Our work with Trinity Center has allowed us to bring arts instruction to a wider range of community members in Walnut Creek. This partnership is possible through grant funding from the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation.
A Drive to Create
A Drive to Create set out to explore creativity and community while removing barriers to arts access. Center for Community Arts and lead artist Peter Foucault collaborated to bring collage, watercolor, fiber arts, and clay workshops to two affordable housing communities in Walnut Creek - Villa Vasconcellos (seniors) and the Oaks (families). During the program, residents of all ages and artistic experience levels engaged in six weeks of hands on art-making inspired by the themes of “Family” and “Home”. A Drive to Create concluded with an exhibition of Joseph Cornell inspired mixed media shadow boxes created by residents at both locations, as well as by instructors and staff at the Shadelands Art Center from May 8th - June 5th, 2017.
Workshop and exhibition programming for this project is made possible through generous support from the California Arts Council as part of their “Artists Activating Communities” Grant. In addition, special thanks to EAH Housing and Resources for Community Development for their partnership and dedication to making A Drive to Create a success.