Ways to Support Inspire!

$25----------- Art Supplies for a week of youth or children's classes

$60------------Art supplies for one Free Family Art Day

$100----------- Art supplies for One week of Summer Camps

$150-----------One field trip for one grade level from Lamar Elem

$200-----------One evening of art classes for Eva's Heroes young adults

$250-----------Scholarship for a student who takes classes at Inspire

$500-----------One month of outreach at Alpha Home

$1,000---------Two months of field trips for all of Lamar Elementary

-------Is planned giving part of your will? Please consider Inspire Community Fine Art Center as a recipient.------



Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors who have generously supported Inspire over the years.


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Did you know there is an art program at the Bexar County Children’s Courthouse?
Inspire Community Fine Art Center provides instructors twice a week to guide children through various art projects, to help them divert their attention from the stresses of the day. This year the children created quilt squares, a volunteer stitched the quilts and 8 quilts will be given to the Children’s Shelter.
The program was started at the request of Judge Peter Sakai and is funded by charitable contributions.
20 people giving $150 will keep this program going in 2012.
THANK YOU!

Inspire Outreach in the Community:

Inspire currently has four active outreach programs in the city of San Antonio:

  • The Bexar County Children's Courthouse program above.
  • Lamar Elementary School Field Trips:  The children from Lamar Elementary, our neighboring SAISD primary school, walk over to Inspire for an hour of artistic creativity.  This program helps provide art education to children who do not currently have access to art classes.  

Art at Alpha Home Program: Inspire has two instructors who teach weekly art sessions at Alpha Home, a spiritually based rehabilitation program for women in recovery from drug dependency. The classes are an integral component to the women’s recovery and are incorporated into their weekly treatment schedule. 500 women attend annually.

The purpose is to improve the emotional state of the women and provide positive learning experiences, helping to develop self-confidence and resilience, which are essential in overcoming drug dependency. Another aim is to provide an avenue for constructively expressing suppressed emotions that are difficult to state verbally and to provide a method for coping with stress. The sessions are supportive and nurturing, providing a safe haven for the women to express themselves freely.

Some of the activities include creating collage memory boxes from scraps of artist & handmade papers, watercolor paintings and drawings and decorating canvas tote bags. The women keep all of their work.

SAMM Transitional Living and Learning Center: Inspire provides an instructor to teach art classes every week for the children and families residing at SAMMinistries Transitional Living and Learning Center, a place for homeless families can get assistance to help attain self-sufficiency. Families can remain at the center for up to 2 years providing a stable environment for children that promotes a time for self- development and growth.

The family art class offers the families an opportunity to relate in a positive manner to each other, helping form healthier relationships. The art classes also provide a constructive outlet for emotions and help each child develop their own talents and abilities.

THANK YOU to the foundations who generously support Inspire Community Programs!

  • AT&T Telecom Pioneers
  • CREF Universalist Unitarian
  • Greehey Family Foundation
  • SAMMinistries
  • Semmes Foundation 
THANK YOU to the following companies for their invaluable support of Inspire Art Center!
  •  Grande Communications
  •  Morrison Group
  •  Sagebiel, Ravenburgh & Shuh
  •  Schulz Nursery
  • Valero
  • Vicki Auth - State Farm Insurance

INSPIRE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Inspire is proud to partner with the following fabulous organizations by developing and providing art programs that meets the needs of their clients:

Eva's Heroes, co-founded by actress Eva Longoria, is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual special needs by providing an inclusive setting built on four tenets: interact, grow, learn, and love. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the organization helps teens and young adults with special needs to integrate and flourish in society.


The Clubhouse is a supportive community where adults who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness can rediscover their self-respect, dignity, and confidence through productive work and meaningful relationships.

Inspire is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.



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