Community Engagement

Interested in having The Art Garage at your event? Fill out our Event inquiry form [HERE](!  Interested in partnering with The Art Garage to create a program? Fill out our Program inquiry form [HERE]( and learn more about what we do below! Show your support and [DONATE]( to our Community Engagement Programs today to help make the arts accessible for all! **About Community Engagement Programs:** The Art Garage Community Engagement Programs support creative expression within individuals and communities by providing art-based workshops that heal, inspire and empower people who are at-risk, under-served and/or with developmental, intellectual, mental and/or physical disabilities. The Art Garage has successfully collaborated with schools, disability organizations, behavioral health partners, residential treatment centers and day habilitation programs. Workshops are conducted in a safe and nonjudgmental environment on site at our studio or at a partner location, encouraging exploration and experimentation of art materials and the discovery of one’s unique visual language with the intention of improving self-esteem, identity and personal transformation through creative self- expression. Activities vary per each partner depending on their clients needs. The program runs year-round and varies in duration depending on the partner organization. **If you are part of an organization that would like to partner with The Art Garage in developing programming, please fill out this** [Community Programming Form ]( **and we will be in touch as soon as possible!** **If you would like to have The Art Garage at your event, please fill out our **[**Event Form**](**. You may also email or call us for more information at **[****](** or 303-377-2353.** <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Recent Programs and Events:**</span> [Thornton Arts and Culture]( Instructor- [Joy Giles]( Thornton Arts and Culture Center’s mission is to engage and celebrate the heritage, culture and creativity of our community and their vision is to be a community that supports all forms of cultural expression. The Art Garage provided art instruction in various media for elementary children and adults Park Hill Open Studio Tour -The Art Garage is a hub each year for this open studio tour. Maps for the event are available and multiple artists’/instructors’ artwork is on display and for sale at our location [Stanley British Primary School]( [Anna Pausch](, [Lena Neirmann](, [Marissa Forbes](, [Savannah Ducharm](, Elyse Lani, [Joy Giles]( Since August of 2022, The Art Garage has been providing Stanley British Primary School with after school and half day art programs. [Park Hill Wine Walk]( During the wine walk, participants had the opportunity to create a small abstract painting at our Art Garage table [Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair]( The Art Garage set up a table and provided an art project for attendees of the fair [Community Resources Inc. ]( The Art Garage partners with Community Resources Inc. to provide special art programming for public schools in the greater Denver Metro Area. [Justice High School]( -Instructor- Alex Bugg and Kelly Eisentraut The Art Garage partners with Justice High School to provide grant funded visual arts classes to help students earn elective credits for the 2022-23 school year. [Pascual Le Doux Academy]( Savannah Duchram The Art Garage is helping support  Free Universal Pre-K by introducing 3-4 year olds at Pascual Le Doux Academy to visual arts in a weekly after school art club. [Hallett Academy -]( Jensen Delius, Robin Aguirre, Maru Wood, Jenna Annunziato The Art Garage is one of the wonderful after school enrichments offered through Discovery Link.  This is another one of our grant funded programs that supports The Art Garage to bring visual arts to elementary students grade K-5 at Hallett Academy. [Access Gallery]( -Instructor- Alison Winterle <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(60, 64, 67)">The Art Garage partners weekly with Access Gallery to help provide creative, educational and economic opportunities for people with disabilities to access, experience and benefit from the arts. </span> [Grovewood Community Development -]( Anna Pausch The Art Garage collaborates with Grovewood Community Development to provide art classes to residents 62 and over who want to expand their talents to include art. [CEC- Early Learning Academy]( -Instructor- Marissa Forbes The Art Garage provides weekly visual arts instruction to the students at the CEC Early Learning Academy. <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">**Previous Partners:**</span> <span class="colour" style="color:rgb(85, 85, 85)">Anythink Libraries, Arapahoe House, Aspen Center for Women, Avenida, The Brain Injury Alliance, Cake Crumbs, Center for Conductive Education,  CHIC (Collaborative Healing Initiative Within Colorado), Community Intersections, Center for The Blind, Community Choices, Delwest, Denver Children's Advocacy Center, DC21 School, East High School Arts Walk, Flourish Supportive Living, Higher Visions in Education Program,  Highlands Ranch Community Association, Hope House of Colorado, International Rescue Committee, Joshua School, Mile High Workshops, Morey Middle School, NAFSA Conference, Shiloh House, Stepwise, Synergy Outpatient, The Cube High School, Polaris Elementary School, Primrose School of North Denver, Westwood Public Art “Hub”, 5280 High School</span><br> <br>