Art Creates Change

Mount Dora Center for the Arts believes every child needs a champion!

To further this cause, Mount Dora Center for the Arts is introducing a new program to the Mount Dora community, “Art Creates Change”. “Art Creates Change”, is an outreach program that will take place in Cauley Lott Park beginning in October.

A community Development Grant from Duke Energy is providing seed money for the first phase of the program.   The art events will take place from 10 am to 12 pm every Saturday in October and are intended to give children knowledge of art concepts through art the activities selected each week. The weekly classes will present a variety of artistic projects in a fun way that will help children increase their confidence; improve their communication and problem solving skills. The objective of the program is to create meaningful change in the lives of children through an art program taking place in their neighborhood.

The Art Center has the help of some great partners that will make the art events even better. The City of Mount Dora is providing public space at Cauley Lott Park giving easy access to families that what to participate. The Early Learning Coalition is bringing the Big Blue Bus to the park so children can have access to books for reading and storytelling.  Semeion Richardson who has a non-profit called Artist with a Purpose will facilitate the activities. She runs a similar program in Leesburg and is passionate about her work. Richardson says, “Kids are amazing you will be surprised at what they can do when given the chance.”

Volunteers are needed to help with the activities.  If you would like to have an impact on the lives of children please join us.  Call 352-383-0880 for more information.

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Beth Miller, Guest Columnist with Mount Dora Center for the Arts