Since our beginning in 1977, art and artists have been part of Patchwork. Our children’s program began in 1980, and from the start the arts have been an important part of these activities. Over the years, children in our Arts & Smarts activities have been enriched through experiences in visual art, music, dance, and drama. Children in the program work side by side with adult artists.
Their work is evidenced by Patchwork’s large art collection that graces our buildings and grounds. Some of this art is by children and some is by the adult artists who have offered their talents to our programming.