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Free art series to launch Sep. 11

The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC) is thrilled to partner with Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) to host inclusive art classes in Perry County for the first time!

Morning and afternoon classes will be offered over a six week period by an experienced instructor at PCCA’s Landis House, 67 N. Fourth Street in Newport this fall. The classes are open to the community as a whole and made available to people of all ages and abilities. These hour-long sessions will be held on Wednesdays from September 11 through October 16 from 10-11am and 1-2pm.

“We are thrilled to offer the Arts for All classes at Perry County Council of the Arts,” said Jasmine Colbert, Executive Director. “CPARC will support our mission of building community through the arts by bringing participants of all ages and abilities together to share in the universal act of creativity.”

All classes will be taught by much loved instructor Tom Oakes. Select pieces from the classes will be showcased in an exhibition open to the community on Friday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Landis House.

The classes and exhibits are generously supported by the Arts For All Partnership, a partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

“CPARC would like to thank the Cultural Enrichment Fund, the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, and the Foundation for Enhancing Communities for their support in making the community a more inclusive place to live. The expansion of this program is a demonstration of its success,” said Anne Couldridge, Executive Director of the Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties.

The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC) is a non-profit organization that was founded more than 60 years ago to provide support, training and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.

Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) brings art and creativity to all people and works to be inclusive in its community programming. By removing barriers, more residents can enjoy the arts through creative learning and hands-on experiences.