Restaurant salad bars were transformed to Art bars for an “all you can make” art experience. Children, of all ages, load up trays of seemingly endless supplies for their creations. Instead of providing art direction we provide the space, supplies and support for each child’s individual idea of art and creation. We believe in “Process over Product” and our space is used to create a true love and appreciation for art.
We celebrate Art Freedom by allowing the children to pick and choose the art medium they love and decide how best to express themselves. Open Studio is set up specifically to cater to all age groups and levels of experience. We carry all the basic art supplies from paint to glitter to feathers. We then up the creative factor and provide items that stretch the imagination like small toys, recycled materials, bottle caps and more.
During open studio times there are no reservations, no time limits and no supply limits. You just drop in, pay one low price and enjoy creating at your own pace and ability. To make art accessible to all families we provide one time low fee instead of materials fees or hourly rates. For families on public assistance we offer a lower rate by showing your proof of OHP, TANF or SNAP.
Open Studio is Wednesday- Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday-Sunday Noon-3pm. During these hours/times it is drop in/no reservations. Other days/times are reserved for field trips, birthday parties, classes and messy madness. Artists must be completely checked in, atleast 45 minutes prior to closing. Please expect your child to need 60-120 minutes to create. You are allowed to leave and come back later in the same business day, by receiving a hand stamp at the front desk.
“My four-year-old daughter loves AAC. She always has a blast picking whatever material catches her eye and then using her imagination to put the material together in some creation that she loves. She’s always so proud of her creation and can’t wait to show Daddy when he gets home. I think AAC is an amazing place to go for complete art freedom, which is so great in a world where most schools still stress product art. The best part for me is I can be totally relaxed about the whole process because I don’t have to clean the mess!”- Sara D
“My daughter absolutely loves this place! Nothing but good things to say. The staff, are fantastic. They go out of their way to offer assistance, ideas and the set up of the whole place is fantastic.” -Lisa E
“My son had the best birthday party there! He loved it. The salad bar is the coolest idea I have seen and so creative. Love the concept, the owner is very involved in the community and has such a passion for art.” Brittany T
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