Big things are happening at the Fine Arts Institute! Creativity and diversity thrive with a variety of classes and programs for all ages. In-house visual and performing art classes are available for 3 - 93 year olds. Other opportunities include; singing in the Edmond Youth Chorus, enter our statewide Youth Impressions juried art show, star in or attend our children’s theatre productions, enter our Youth Visions photography competition, perform or enjoy Edmond’s Got Talent, enroll in one of eleven summer camps or visit and enjoy the monthly exhibits in our Kirkpatrick Family gallery. Partnerships have expanded and include the Alzheimer’s Association with a class designed for adults with dementia, the Edmond Juvenile Court System, a delinquency program, and Edmond Public School, a partnership that provided weekly art classes to 8 elementary schools.
Looking ahead we will continue to be the artistic and cultural leader in Edmond through curriculum, programs and community cultural opportunities; expand the visibility and the positive reputation of our organization in the Edmond and Oklahoma City metropolitan areas; ensure adequate financial and in-kind resources to fund the programs, classes and other cultural events sponsored by the Fine Arts Institute currently and in the future; ensure that the mission of the Fine Arts Institute is responsibly and professionally executed by having high quality individuals involved in management, governance and instruction.
One great example of the critical importance of art is the story of the young man who was arrested, charged with crimes and struggling with a number of problems and difficulties in his young life. As a part of his sentence he was ordered by the juvenile court to take an art class taught by Fine Art’s Institute faculty. I’m sure the young man thought he was getting off easy! Little did he know at the time, his life was about to be changed for the better. Many years later, that well-adjusted young man wrote a very personal letter to the Fine Arts Institute thanking us for changing his life. This is the kind of story that makes my affiliation with the FAI so rewarding. Last year, we touched the lives of over 15,000 people in our community and helped them become passionate people and enjoy the ability to create something uniquely their own.
It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the Fine Arts Institute. Our organization is well-run, and our time and relationships in the community help us organize the support we need to thrive. Like many non-profits we face financial challenges, however through a combination of fiscal restraint and hard work, our organization continues to grow.
And this is where we turn to you, the donor. Your donation means we can continue to provide arts education, the joy of discovery, healing and helping to our community. What we do matters. What you do matters, too. Please support the Fine Arts Institute and become a "Friend of FAI".
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