Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Creative Abilities Arts Studio to hold After Hours

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

A Chamber After Hours will be held at Pathfinder Services Creative Abilities Arts Studio, on Tuesday, May 1. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the studio’s location at 2806 Theater Avenue (former Huntington Fitness Center). Light refreshments will be served and all attendees can register to win a free work of art. There will also be art available for purchase by cash, check or charge.

The Creative Abilities Art Studio provides creative opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities who are served by Pathfinder Community Supports’ Day Services program. This program offers adults full or part-time person-centered activities to facilitate life skills through community and center-based activities. The Creative Abilities Art Studio is an expansion of the current art program at Pathfinder Community Supports and provides a space within the community where artists can paint, sculpt, sew, draw and craft jewelry.

The works of art are sold at community events, at the studio locations and through www.humblebuy.net, an online store featuring various products created by individuals with disabilities. The proceeds from the sale of the art go back to the artist and Community Supports to sustain the program.

“The artists have really gained confidence and grown due to the expansion of the art program,” stated Sandy Wing, senior director of Pathfinder Community Supports. “We are thrilled with the space the new studio offers and look forward to providing another opportunity for the individuals we serve to interact with the community,” Wing concluded.

If you would like to attend, reply to skimmel@huntington-chamber.com. After Hours is another great way to network with other business professionals in Huntington. Stay for 15 minutes or the entire time.

Shown in the photo is a painting done by one of the artist. This painting is similar to what will be on display, and for sale during the After Hours.