Our Place Art Organization Inc

Upcoming Events

Our Place Art Fall Festival

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Event Date & Location: Saturday, October 26th  from 10 am to 2 pm at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City located at 5364 North Broadway Street Knoxville, TN 37918. 


Join Our Place Art Organization Inc for a FREE and FUN event for children of all ages and their families to celebrate fall! Enjoy yummy treats, crafts, pumpkin decorating, gardening, games, prizes, entertainment and more! This is a FREE event! To register via Eventbrite click the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-harvest-festival-tickets-74233766193

November Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

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Cooking Date & Location: Saturday, November 16th for youth from 1 pm to 3 pm  at Whole Foods Market located at 6730 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919. 


Our Place Art  Organization Inc. inclusive cooking club open to individuals of all abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about nutrition and healthy eating, while making yummy treats!  This is a FREE event! To register via Eventbrite click the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-place-art-cooking-club-for-youth-with-autism-other-disabilities-tickets-75257076943


Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

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Event Date & Location: Tuesday, December 3rd at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 11431 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37934.


Join Our Place Art Organization Inc. for a celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities. All proceeds raised will go directly to support our programs for youth and young adults with Autism and other intellectual/developmental and physical disabilities. To RSVP email info@ourplaceart.com


Art Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

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Art Dates & Location: Dates TBA from 1-3pm for teens/young adults at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City  located at 5364 North Broadway Street Knoxville, TN 37918.


Our Place Art Organization Inc.’s art workshops allow individuals with disabilities to express their artistic side! We explore different art mediums, including watercolor, pen and ink, pastels and mixed texture. Program cost: $5 per workshop. To register contact info@ourplaceart.com.



Garden Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

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Garden Dates & Location: Dates TBA.


Gardening activities designed for individuals with disabilities of all ages. This is a free program! To register contact info@ourplaceart.com

Our Place Art: 3rd Annual Bowl for Autism at Maple Hall

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Event Dates & Location: In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, Our Place Art Organization is hosting the 3rd annual Bowl for Autism at Maple Hall, located at 414 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902. The event will take place on Thursday April 2, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and will support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All proceeds will benefit our summer camp and our various therapeutic programs. For event sponsorship information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com


News

2019: Arby's Foundation & Inspire Brands Grant Recipient

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Our Place Art Organization Incorporated was awarded the Arby's Foundation & Inspire Brands grant for career readiness and youth leadership. 


Funding in the amount of $15,000 was awarded to help with our career readiness/life-skills programs, therapeutic art and garden program and seasonal camps.


 https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/arbys-foundation-team-in-knoxville-builds-greenhouse/ 


2019: Autism Speaks Norma & Malcolm Baker Recreation Program Grant Recipient

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Our Place Art Organization Incorporated Summer Camp 2019 awarded the inaugural Norma and Malcolm Baker Recreation Program Grant. 


Funding in the amount of $5,000 was awarded for Our Place Art Summer Camp 2019, a six week summer camp at the Knoxville Emporium Center for youth and young adults with Autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. Campers will explore various creative arts disciplines including: visual arts, dance, theatre and music. Other activities include: cooking, gardening and weekly fun field trips.


https://www.autismspeaks.org/news/autism-speaks-norma-and-malcolm-baker-recreation-program-grant-recipients

2019: Our Place Art's Bowl for Autism featured on WVLT-8

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Our Place Art Organization which works tirelessly to enrich the lives of those affected by Autism held it's 2nd annual Bowl For Autism event Tuesday night at Maple Hall Lanes on April 23rd in downtown Knoxville. Check out the links below with our interviews with WVLT's Rick Russo.

Link #1: "Our Place Art working to Strike Out Autism" https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Our-Place-Art-woring-to-Strike-Out-Autism-508979051.html


Link #2: "Autism Awareness" https://www.wvlt.tv/video?vid=509012262

2018: Whole Kids Foundation Grant Recipient

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Our Place Art Organization Incorporated awarded the Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant. 


​Funding in the amount of $2,000 was awarded to establish a sensory friendly garden at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City for youth with Autism and other intellectual/developmental and physical disabilities. Individuals will also continue to learn about nutrition and healthy eating through our monthly cooking classes at Whole Foods Market. 


https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/landing-pages/school-gardens-landing

2017: Tennessee Disability Coalition Grant Recipient

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Our Place Art Organization Incorporated is one of three recipients of the Tennessee Disability Coalition Spring Small Grants Program. 


​Funding in the amount of $10,000 was awarded to establish the "Our Place: Arts and Garden Program" which will provide year round therapeutic activities for youth and young adults with disabilities to explore various creative disciplines including: visual arts, dance, theatre and music.  The participants will also have the opportunity to learn about gardening and nutrition.


http://www.tndisability.org/past-grant-awards



2016: Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee Grant Recipient

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Our Place Art Organization Incorporated Summer Camp 2016 awarded the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee 2016 Phase I Planning Grant.


On June 1, 2016 Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee recognized 22 area organizations that will receive more than $227,000 in grants as a part of the 2016 Trinity Health Initiatives Phase I awards.  These grants will be used to plan community health-related projects that will compete for implementation grants later this year.  Over 60 proposals were received from regional nonprofits and they were ranked on impact and merit by the Trinity board.  Issues addressed include access to medical care, healthy life choices, mental health and addiction recovery and family strengthening.  These groups will use the Phase I funding to research and plan details for project operations and sustainability culminating in a proposal for consideration of Phase II implementation funds.


http://www.trinityfound.org/2016-phase-i-grant-recipients