Mission: We bring together members of the community to engage with art in all its forms.
Vision: We seek to make art and careers in creative industries accessible to all.
Plant the seeds of artistic entrepreneurship through lectures, mentoring, and networking events
Conduct technology-based art classes for teenagers and young adults that teach skills with commercial applications in creative industries (graphic design, Web design, photography, animation, film and video editing and production, etc.)
Offer recreational fine art classes on a sliding scale for all members of the community
Serve as a secular space in a rapidly changing neighborhood for economically and culturally diverse neighbors to gather and interact.
Provide a venue (P35) for a wide range of arts-related events, including lectures, film screenings, theater productions, concerts, spoken word and more
Create an exhibition space (P35) run by a revolving committee of emerging artists
Guide interested students in the preparation of portfolios required for applications to art magnet high schools and college art programs
Provide two private studio spaces for emerging artists, as well as darkroom facilities, and equipment (computers, printers, etc.)
Teach basic technology classes to senior members of the community to help bridge the digital divide
House an international artist-in-residence program for artists who will be invited to produce a community-based project