The Pilot Test

While we are fundraising for a used shuttle bus, we created a safe and creative space for the pilot test.

The timing is intentional to reach youth during summer when structured learning is absent. We partner with libraries, community centers and nonprofit agencies to provide access to art making experiences.

The pilot will occur in the Hillltop and Franklinton neighborhoods starting on July 11th-August 18th. We will provide sessions twice a day; morning 9am-11:30am and late afternoon 3pm-5:30pm in each neighborhood. We provide a strategic curriculum, art supplies, weekly activities, literacy, healthy snacks, water, art instruction and memorable art making experiences . You provide the art fans. 


The Artmobile Is Coming To Your Neighborhood!




Enrich the lives of 350 youth ages 7-11 living in Franklinton and Hilltop.

Creative Space

The activities will occur in a branded sturdy, portable pop-up canopy with zipper sidewalls and inside will be 2 folding tables with up to 6 chairs at each table and portable tables for the artists.

Community Engagement

Creating awareness about the program and building grassroots relationships and support with neighborhood businesses, organizations, government, residents, schools, Rec and Park community centers and libraries is vital to the success and sustainability of the program. The Artmobile will bring its art making experiences to various art festival events in the selected neighborhoods.



Art educators and professional artists will provide sessions twice daily and in the morning and afternoon in pre-selected locations. We supply all the art supplies and materials, art instruction and a healthy snacks and beverages. Our capacity is up 15 art fans for a 2.5 hours session.

Our Program

Our goal is to enrich the lives of 400 youth ages 7-11 living in Franklinton and Hilltop. We will provide sessions twice per day: morning and early afternoon in each neighborhood.  A nutritious snack will be provided. 



The program is staffed with caring art professionals who love the community and want to make a difference. We employ art educators, artists and neighborhood volunteers to ensure high quality programming.


We Are

Our pilot test utilizes an exclusively designed curriculum “Explore, Make, Share Art” encompassing foundational skills that are practical and well supported by arts education research. Additionally, the curriculum is based on skills needed to be successful in today’s 21st century workplace. 


our curriculum


Summer Schedule


Hilltop Library
511 S. Hague Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204

All sessions 3-6pm



July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8


July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10


Franklinton Library Branch
924 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43222

All session 3-6pm



July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7


July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9



Anyone between the ages of 7-11 years old



School is out! 





Explore. Make. Share. ART


We just completed the pilot test program in Hilltop and Franklinton neighborhoods. The program partners that provided us the opportunity were Hilltop Library branch, Franklinton Library Branch, Glenwood Community Center, The Homeless Family Foundations and Gladden House.

Our goal was to enrich the lives of 400 youth ages 7-11 living in Franklinton and Hilltop.

Our initial numbers are impressive!

  • We enriched the lives of over 386 art fans with creative and innovative art making experiences in Hilltop and Franklinton (slider)
  • We had 5 amazing partner locations that helped us execute the program
  • There were 10 art activities and 8 trifolds with activity examples from the curriculum
  • Each activity included an art fan think worksheet
  • The curriculum is 10-20 art making sessions (1 time vs 2 times per week)
  • Together with the participants we read 8 books and 8 tri-folds showing examples of activity
  • We attended 5 neighborhood events and engaged over 475 residents in decorating sunglasses and visors
  • We distributed over 325 pieces of fresh fruit and 400 small bottles of water