The mission of Artful Steps is “to teach individuals, of every level of ability, methods for self-expression through the visual arts.” The goal of Artful Steps is to enhance not only the artistic abilities of the participants, but their self-esteem and independence as well. Artful Steps is comprised of two programs. The morning session of Artful Steps, considered a day activity program, runs Monday through Friday from 8AM to 2PM. The afternoon session, a social recreation program, runs Monday through Friday from 2PM to 6PM.
Artful Steps is dedicated to promoting the talent of our artists through organizing community-based events throughout the year. Since its inception the Artful Steps program has had exhibits in Oakland: at the Oakland City Hall and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; in San Leandro: at the San Leandro Main Library’s art galleries and Sabino’s Café’: and Union City: at Paddy’s Coffee House and the Sports Center. Annually, since 2000, Artful Steps organizes a live art auction! More than half of the sale of the artwork goes to the artists themselves, with Stepping Stones’ share used to cover the cost of materials and framing.
For more information on Artful Steps, please contact:
Missy Brooks, Artful Steps Director at (510) 567-2621 or email: Artful Steps.