The ARTery

A FREE, drop-in art-making studio. Stop in and collaborate on community works of art. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult.



Stretch your imagination and have some hands-on fun with exhibition-inspired projects in our free studio. Drop in anytime during posted hours and collaborate on community works of art. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Hours (June 5–September 5:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

In The ARTery, you will get the opportunity to work alongside visiting artists in one of our Make & Take, Maker Break, Exhibition Artists-in-Residence (ExAIR), or Connecting Communities workshops. During these special events, you can experience the different ways artists use materials and think about their work.

The ARTery also hosts Artists in The ARTery, a series of talks about contemporary art presented by artists, designers, makers, and curators.

Make + Take

Drop in for some fun creating something to take home and treasure. Designed for adults and children age five and older, these programs explore different art-making techniques and encourage imaginative experimenting in a collaborative environment.

Available Make + Take Workshops >

Prices vary per project. Class sizes are limited.

Open Call Creative Event

Join us in turning the idea of a science fiction fair on its head in this open-call creative event. Consider what our world might look like in the future, invent new concepts or technologies that express or portray your vision.

For inspiration, visit and explore our exhibition Out, Out, Phosphene Candle, created by artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. The idea for their exhibition came to them in a dream. In the dream, a mysterious creature moving through a series of rooms. The environment was clearly futuristic, possibly a spacecraft, and each room was designed to study the unseen forces that propel the human race forward.

All ages are invited to participate and submit as individuals or as a group.

Entry deadline: May 1

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