For more than 39 years, the Center for the Creative Arts has been a community art center with visual and performing arts for all ages.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for the Creative Arts is to provide high quality visual and performing arts opportunities; programs, events and exhibitions designed to nurture the creative spirit in people of all ages and abilities.

Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, fused glass, mosaics, stained glass, mixed media, theater, music, dance and much more to find what's right for you.

our vision

To inspire, transform and enrich our community through the arts.

The Center for the Creative Arts is a community arts center devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities. Our exciting programming reflects community needs and supplements that provided by schools. By collaborating with local businesses and other cultural organizations we serve as a catalyst for accomplishing common community goals. We strive to make the arts accessible to as many people as possible, because we believe that the arts are essential for human development and academic success and for enriching our culture as a whole.

our accomplishments:

  • We have become an important partner in keeping Yorklyn vital. We are a key collaborator of Yorklyn Day, an annual festival celebrating Yorklyn, DE. CCArts hosted a craft show, kids art project and live outdoor music stage featuring female acoustic performers.

  • We collaborate with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to bring their students to CCArts for classes in Ceramics, Drawing and Jewelry.

  • We support local artists by hosting our Members and Regional Art Shows and by featuring local artists in our Corridor 410 Gallery. We are also collaborating with the Delaware Fun-a-Day organization to showcase several hundred artists, coming in March, 2019.

  • We have brought programs into the community. This year we did a Creative Movement class at UD’s Early Learning Center over the summer and interactive art projects at Mt. Pleasant Elementary and The Clover Market in Kennett Square.

  • We have created outstanding floats for the July 4th parade in Hockessin made by our summer campers.

  • We awarded 12 scholarships this past year allowing children to participate in our summer camp as well as regular classes throughout the year.

  • We serve over 800 children annually in our Visual and Performing Summer Arts Camp. This year we added a summer program for older teens as well.

  • Every third Thursday, we host Yorklyn Live Open Mic Night, a free community event which features the talents of local performing artists.

  • We offer over 40 high-quality classes each semester in the visual and performing arts, to people of all ages. Over 125 students are taught private lessons in music or art.

  • We created our second “Eat, Drink & Be Scary” event with a spooky Halloween theme to bring arty party goers together for our annual fundraiser to support CCArts.