In 2013, Inocente won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary featuring this charming young women who got her start at ARTS. This is so impressive but ARTS is very well structures to creates lots of success stories. Their donor board is arranged much like their mission: Visionary, Healer, Mentor, Empower, Inspire.
My tour of ARTS was a very personal one by Destinee. After four years at ARTS as a student she is now a part time teacher. In her own voice from William Jennings Bryant, "Destinee is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, but a thing to be achieved." This appears on her own work in the hall of inspiration.
I attended a little fundraising auction but go and see for yourself how this organization has grown and prospered and is a great model for other cities. It is now perfectly situated in the best location to serve our community.
|My tour guide Destinee|
|Destinee's work in the hall of inspiration|
|Great pottery studio|
|Old TV waiting to be recycled in the materials lab|
|Lots of work from students from the Sweetwater High School|
|Library captures the wonderful new direction of ARTS|