Statement of Purpose

To increase public awareness and disseminate information to the public regarding the benefits of expressive art, and to provide a supportive, community based expressive arts center so that a diverse range of individuals and agency service centers throughout the Capital Region may experience the expressive arts. 


Our Mission *

C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a space where the benefits of art-making impact both the individual and the community as a whole. We offer low-cost art workshops and groups, community wellness activities, and open studios to promote art-making and the creative process as a vehicle for personal growth, communication, and social change.

We believe that the beneficial experience of art-making should be affordable and accessible to everyone. Our goal is to use expressive arts as an equalizer across cultural and economic barriers, and for participants to learn how to use art as an expressive medium to increase their general well-being. 


All donations are gratefully accepted and are directly used to fund low-cost expressive arts classes, groups and community wellness workshops. 


* C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios does not provide Art Therapy services.

If you are interested in Art Therapy, you may find more information at:

The American Art Therapy Association

New York State: Office of the Professions