Arts for Hearts (AFH) is a partnership between Arts and Heritage Development Council and The Downtown Artists Co Op.  

AFH strives to be a model program for Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN; ensuring better access to the arts for everyone especially for those dealing with poverty and isolation; encouraging hope and inspiration through creativity and positive interaction with volunteers, artists, and successfully collaborating and partnering with others committed to the arts.

OUR VISION:
AFH envisions a vibrant and connected community engaged in discovering, exploring and creating art. The heartbeat of Arts for Hearts nurtures inclusive art making kinship and cultural expression by lifting and eliminating barriers to participation in the arts. Such barriers include cost, transportation, language and perception.

About OUR ProgramS:

FREE Community Classes & workshops

AFH offers free art classes and workshops at various locations throughout the community where access to the arts is limited and in public spaces. Volunteers and instructors create an open environment for students to express their feelings through art, and encourage individuals to talk about their art and reflect on its meaning. The focus of the art classes is not on artistic talent and technical skills, but rather on the belief that all art is acceptable and meaningful. Participants are encouraged to have fun, relax, and channel their creative energy from within. 

The program relies on the generous help from volunteers and art supply donations from corporate sponsors, individuals and businesses

Corporate Team Building Workshops support ARTS FOR HEARTS

Arts for Hearts passionately believes in a corporate-social relationship. We offer you a bridge between your business and community groups, by fully funding community art projects.  If your company has a special group that you want to sponsor let us know when you book your team building event. 

100% of net proceeds from workshop fees  go to support community outreach art programming.

Our vibrant and colorful art workshops and events give you and your staff a chance to create your very own artwork in a relaxed and fun space full of paints, art materials, canvases, creative energy and buzz. Run by art facilitators, we offer you hands - on  guidance and encouragement throughout your workshop. 

We believe the creative process is open to all. Arts for Hearts workshops are designed to activate the imagination and inspire.  We welcome and encourage beginners to explore their creativity in our corporate workshops and events.

Corporate workshops are scheduled at your location or off site. 

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share your heart initiative

Sharing your Heart is easy and  you support  community art outreach. 

Use your creativity to help support the Arts for Hearts program. Individuals, groups and companies paint ceramic hearts to help raise funds and awareness about the value of of arts and culture.

HOW IT WORKS:

Your group, organization or business paint ceramic hearts on behalf of Arts for Hearts.  We ask for a  $ 5.00 donation per heart to paint.

The hearts are painted and returned to Arts for Hearts for glazing and firing. The hearts are used in two ways to support our mission and programming.

Hearts are donated to organizations comforting those dealing with loss, illness and life's challenging moments.

Hearts can be purchased for a $ 10.00 donation at community events and participating local businesses.

Arts for Hearts is a collaboration and program under the Arts and Heritage Development Council and partners with the Downtown Artists Coop. The Arts and Heritage Development Council is a nonprofit organization helping arts and heritage groups succeed, making Clarksville a better place to live, work and play

Contact: Arts for Hearts- 931-237-7647