Mission

Art Partners Studio (APS) looks to a future when everyone in greater Coatesville has access to high quality arts education programs and the opportunity to actively participate in artistic experiences that enrich their lives and the life of their community. Programs partner artists with neighbors of all ages to celebrate, experience, and support art, arts education, and art-making.

History

Art Partners Studio was initiated in the 1990s as a program of the Chester Springs Studio to ensure that art and art-making were available to the citizens of greater Coatesville. We became an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) in June 2007.

The Studio's first "art space" was in a downtown storefront at 3rd and East Lincoln Highway. Our artists partnered with residents of all ages to create a neighborhood art program that ranged from after-school classes and exhibitions to collaborative silk-screened quilts, shadow puppet pageants, and large-scale murals.

From the beginning, we have committed to an accessible ART program—one that engages broad participation by neighbors, regardless of age, means, artistic experience, or ability. Beyond the doors of our downtown studio, an off-site art network encourages art-making throughout the City and townships in the Coatesville Area School District.

Board of Directors

Jarvis M. Berry

Michael S. Givler, Ed.D., President

Barbara Glass, Vice President

Frederick P. Henrich, Treasurer

Teresa A. Salinas, Secretary

Patricia Schreiber

Staff

Lindsay J. Brinton, Executive Director

Carol Gannon, Artist Administrator, Art Contracts & Scout Programs

Antonee Murphy, Summer Program Assistant

Avery N. Thompson, Artist Administrator, Summer Camp Program