Imagine and Create
Creative Expressions is a division of Aspire that creates opportunities for people to imagine, explore and refine their artistic abilities. This not-for-profit art studio provides an encouraging environment for artists to create, exhibit and sell their work.
Creative Expressions was established in 2010 as a way to engage with people who were no longer part of the workforce. There were 10 people that would participate in the program, experimenting with different types of artistic expressions. As the program progressed several people expressed a desire to learn more complicated techniques and sell their artwork to friends or family member. The first sale of artwork from Creative Expressions was made in the fall of 2014.
There are current 13 artists working out of the studio and each artist has a unique viewpoint and creative talents. Some people create works of art with paint on canvas while others like to add 3 dimensional objects to their creations. Some artists create more tactile works of art like jewelry, lanyards, and woven rugs.
Creative Expressions host two multi-artist art shows each year and a dedicated gallery space will be opening in 2018. Visits to the studio can be arranged during business hours.
All original artwork is for sale along with prints of select items. Prints are available on request as per demand.
Recreations or commissions for artwork are accepted by most artists. Please contact the Creative Expressions Coordinator if you are interested in commissioning a piece of artwork.
How You can Get Involved
We are always looking for other artists to stop by the studio and share their artistic knowledge and skills. If you would be interested in volunteering to teach please contact us here.
Part of our mission at Aspire and Creative Expressions is to create opportunities for people to connect with their communities. Our artist's love to take their artwork out into the community at gallery shows, the Farmer's Market and the Wine Walk. If you would like to Creative Expressions be a part of your event please contact our Creative Expressions Coordinator HERE.