Provo woman’s non-profit gives thousands of children chance to create art in creative, accessible space

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Located on the second floor of Provo Towne Centre, the Neighborhood Art Center offers art supplies and classes to children and adults.

Tallia Feltis has been running the Neighborhood Art Center for nearly seven years. Her two young children ignited a desire within her to create a haven for families to gather and get creative, she said.

“I just really wanted, like, community space, like a place for me to take them. That would be, like, community space and creative and fun,” Feltis said.

The center started out in a smaller photo studio, she said, but three years ago she was able to expand into the current space.

“Our mission is to make art accessible for everybody in the community. So we just try to keep our prices really, really low,” she said.

Children from ages two to 18 can get in for only five dollars, and that five dollars goes a long way. With drawing supplies, toys, and a dedicated painting room with splattered walls, the space is full of all sorts of activities.

“I really love our, like, free events, like art in the park because it just feels like we’re really fulfilling our mission,” Feltis said. “All these people are coming here and like, having fun together and I just really like the community aspect of it.”

At the moment they only have the funding to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays, Feltis said. However, she has high hopes for 2024. She said she aims to add more hours and bring more events to the community.

Learn more at the Neighborhood Art Center’s website

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