Our Place Art Organization Inc

Upcoming Events

Our Place Art: 2nd 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 2nd annual Bowl for Autism at Maple Hall, located at 414 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902. The event will take place on Tuesday April 23, 2019 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


May Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

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Cooking Date & Location: Saturday, March 30th for youth from 10 am to 12 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-59253238030?aff=erelexpmlt


Our Place Art Summer Camp at the Knoxville Emporium Center

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Camp Dates & Location: Monday through Friday June 3rd through July 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. This summer program is held at the Knoxville Emporium Center, located at 100 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902.


Our Place Art Organization Inc will host 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. The cost of camp is $125 per week. This fee includes: all meals (breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks), field trip admissions cost and art/garden materials. A $25 non-refundable one-time registration fee is due at the time of application. To register via Eventbrite click the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/express-yourself-camp-for-autism-intellectualdevelopmental-disabilities-tickets-61274260964 

Art Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

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Art Dates & Location: May 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: Summer Dates TBA.


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

Back to School: Health & Disability Resource Fair

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Event Date & Location: Date to TBA 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 to help children of all ages prepare to go BACK TO SCHOOL AND STAY HEALTHY! There will be FREE food, door prizes (for parents and kids), education/health vendors, arts and crafts, and school supplies.
If you are registering for school supplies, please register each child separately. Please Note: Each child must be present to receive supplies. For more information or to learn about volunteer and vendor opportunities contact info@ourplaceart.com




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Awards

Since 2016, Our Place Art has been awarded grants for our therapeutic programs  for youth and young adults with disabilities.

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