WHAT WE DO
Since 1985, Arts for All, Inc., a Tucson-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been inspiring children with and without disabilities to participate in the arts. Our Adult Day program was added in 1998. We offer services through creative programs including Adult Day activities, Out-of-School Time, and Summer and Winter Arts Camps. We are leaders in providing accessible art education, training and experiences for our community.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Our work with children and adults is important because art makes their lives more full. It makes possible creative experiences they would otherwise not have. Our hands-on approach in drawing, painting, ceramics, music, dance and drama brings creativity into the daily lives of the children and adults we serve. This makes for healthier individuals and families, stronger neighborhoods, and a more vibrant Tucson community.
It all started in 1985, when Marcia Berger, a Tucson pediatric physical therapist, started an after school program called Third St. Kids. The idea was simple: Bring the performing arts into the lives of children with and without disabilities.
The following year Steven L. Sles, founder of Arts for All, Inc., gave the non-profit to Marcia. In the 30+ years since that humble beginning, the organization has dedicated itself to providing quality arts education and experiences for children with and without disabilities and adults with disabilities. It’s done through innovative programs like the Adult Day Program, Out-of-School Time, and Winter and Summer Arts Camps which merge the arts and human services.