Community Reinvestment

Creativity fosters adaptability, which is required to manage our lives. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Knowledge requires repetitious learning of things already known. Imagination allows us to create something from unrelated things. We practice this exercise in almost every aspect of our lives. Immersion in the arts teaches us ways of thinking that few other activities can match. Art is essential to keep the flame of our creativity alive.

Without hesitation, we welcome all who wish to find increased self-expression through art. Through financial and in-kind contributions, we provide a positive artistic outlet to help unlock each person’s inner potential.


Mobile Outreach

Bringing affordable art classes to all! With the recent donation of a beautiful new van, Old Town Artisan Studio can now take its vision on the road, offering instructor-led art classes in clay, glass or bisque to all the communities of the Coachella Valley: Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Thermal & Mecca. From special needs and disadvantaged children to young adults and seniors, we bring the opportunity for art to all. Our students come alive, finding immense joy in new outlets for self-expression and personal creativity.


Scholarships and Partnerships

Old Town Artisan Studio is committed to providing positive art experiences for all people despite age, disability or financial disadvantage.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Old Town Artisan Studio partners with and is supported by dedicated individuals, businesses, schools and other non-profit organizations to provide free or reduced-fee classes in and out of the Studio. If you represent a group interested in partnering with us, or if you know of one that would benefit from involvement in one of our programs, please call or email us today! Scholarships are available for those in need of financial assistance.

Some of the organizations we have served throughout the Coachella Valley:
The Academy of the Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
Angel View
Atria Hacienda Senior Living
Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley (Indio, Mecca, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Palm Springs)
Braille Institute
Cathedral City High School
City of La Quinta Events
LQ High SNCoachella Valley Autism Society of America
Coachella Valley Community Trust (Indio Teen Task Force)
Covenant Care
Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment
Desert Arc
Family YMCA of the Desert (Elementary Schools: Gerald Ford, James Carter, Ronald Reagan, Amelia Earhart, Vista Dunes & Wolff Waters Affordable Housing Complexes)
Father’s Heart Ranch
Girl Scouts of America
City of Indio Teen Center
Joslyn Senior Center
Jewish Family Services
La Quinta Public Library
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La Quinta Resort
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
The Madison Club
Mama’s House
Martin Van Buren Elementary School
Mourning Star
North Shore Beach & Yacht Club (Community Center)
The Ophelia Project (Healthy Family Foundation)
Pathfinder Ranch
Raices Cultura (with the the Building Healthy Communities Grant)
Covenant Care Outeach DBRancho Mirage Public Library
SafeHouse of the Desert
Salvation Army
Segovia Oakmont Signature Living
Shelter from the Storm
Tools for Tomorrow
Toscana Country Club
United Cerebral Palsy
The Vintage Country Club