Creating Community Through the Transformative Power of Art

Supporting Creativity, Healing, and Community Arts for Everyone

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Meet Nicole, a shining example of the transformative power of the arts and your invaluable support. As a participant in the Without Walls program, Nicole's journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Through innovative programming at Cultivating Dreams farm and the Hudson Valley InterArts Center, Nicole has discovered a world of creativity and possibility.

From painting in the renovated art barn to captivating audiences on stage in The Grinch production, Nicole's experiences in the arts have been truly life-changing. Her journey includes being featured in the "Inclusion Is..." video and exploring the joy of dance, all of which have profoundly impacted her social and emotional well-being.

Nicole eloquently sums up her love for art, stating, "I love art because it really helps me. The stress that builds up in our bodies, art helps that!" Her words encapsulate the profound healing and therapeutic benefits that the arts offer, touching lives in ways words alone cannot express.

At Hudson Valley InterArts, our mission is clear: to support the social and emotional health of our community through inclusivity and creative expression. Partnering with Community Based Services, a not-for-profit organization with over 40 years of enriching lives, we are committed to providing a welcoming space where everyone can thrive.

Our interdisciplinary art center serves as a beacon of hope, offering a place for meaningful relationships to blossom and self-expression to flourish. In response to the Surgeon General's call to action regarding the epidemic of loneliness, we are expanding our reach to serve more people who feel isolated or lack accessible outlets for creative community involvement.

Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. Through authentic connections and creative expression, we strive to build better societies and improve health outcomes for all. With satellite locations in Dutchess and plans to open more in Ulster, we are dedicated to ensuring that transformative arts programming is accessible to everyone.

Join us in making a difference. Your support allows us to hire the best professional artists to teach, and craft spaces and programming that foster authentic connection, creativity, and community engagement. Together, we can build a brighter, more inclusive future for all. #TransformingLivesThroughArt #InclusiveCommunity #SupportTheArts 🎨🌟