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ARTSHOP HOSTS VIRTUAL ART SHOW & SALE

Creative 360 will host their fourth Express Yourself Artshop Virtual Art Show and Sale Wednesday, July 22, 6-8:00 p.m. Join this Facebook Live event and enjoy art from the talented artists who teach Artshop classes, along with that created by students. The showcase offers some evening inspiration and the opportunity to purchase original art at very affordable prices. All proceeds are split between the artists and the Artshop program to cover instructor and supply costs and help keep the life-changing program going strong.

During the show, guests will enjoy a bit of an art lesson from award-winning artist and Artshop Program Coordinator Allise Noble as she explains each piece and its price. Interested in a piece? Simply say so in the comments section and Creative 360 staff will follow-up to arrange for payment and delivery.

“I am excited about this opportunity to, once again, showcase the creativity of our Artshop students and teachers,” said Noble. “I look forward to hosting these sales and the increasing interest from our community.”

Even though virtual, getting ready for these shows requires a lot of preparation as Noble fills a space in her home with nearly 60 pieces of art. The event itself is a close collaboration between she and office manager Laura Brigham who follows up with payment and delivery arrangements.

These events came about as the result of a canceled Artshop showcase earlier this year. “When Covid-19 restrictions made it clear that the show must be canceled, students were disappointed not to be able to showcase their work and about the loss of income for them and the program they love,” said Noble. “Creative 360 staff members decided to try a Facebook Live event that has now become a regular offering.”

Follow Creative 360’s Facebook page and Express Yourself Artshop’s Facebook page  on Facebook and sign up to be notified about live events or click into the Facebook event when it begins at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

About Express Yourself Artshop
Creative 360’s Express Yourself Artshop provides opportunities for arts education to people of all ages and abilities including those with disabilities. An Inclusive program, everyone is welcome to join an Artshop class or workshop, especially if you prefer a more relaxed pace as you create. Artshop is a safe and caring community of teachers, artists, students and staff that encourages and promotes each person’s self-expression through the arts. Prices are set to accommodate most budgets. Those with Medicaid Insurance may choose to utilize part of their Community Living Supports budget to pay for tuition. Full and partial scholarships may also be available. Learn more on Artshop’s web pages at becreative360.org/classes/artshop.

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is celebrating 25 years as a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization. 25 years ago, Cynthia Keefe and Linda Z. Smith founded “The Creative Spirit Center” with a vision to make creativity accessible to all. Since then, the nonprofit has become Creative 360 and welcomed countless people through its doors to express, expand and experience the creative process in all its forms. Creative 360’s mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Learn more on Creative 360’s website at becreative360.org.

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