Upcoming Events

November Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

Cooking Date & Location: Saturday, November 17th 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-5237889769


Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at the Mast General Store

Fundraiser Dates & Location: Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st from 10 am to 9 pm. Sunday, December 2nd from 12-6 pm at the Mast General Store, located at 402 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902.


All proceeds  will benefit Our Place Art Camp 2019, a summer program for for youth and young adults with Autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. There will be a special art display by artists with Autism from Our Place Art. To volunteer contact info@ourplaceart.com

Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

Event Date & Location: Saturday, December 15th from 9 am to 10 pm at Barnes & Noble, located at 8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919.


Any in-store purchases (excluding gift cards) and café purchase will benefit our book club and Our Place Art Camp 2019, a summer program for youth and young adults with disabilities, held at the Knoxville Emporium Center.There will be plenty of activities for individuals of all ages, including: arts and crafts, games, story time, door prizes and more!!  This is a FREE event! To register via Eventbrite click the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-place-art-holiday-book-fair-crafts-tickets-52410297611

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at Barnes & Noble

Fundraiser Dates & Location: Friday, December 21st from 5 to 10 pm and Sunday December 23rd from 5-9 pm,  at Barnes & Noble, located at 8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919.


All proceeds  will benefit our book club and Our Place Art Camp 2019, a summer program for for youth and young adults with Autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. There will be a special art display by artists with Autism from Our Place Art. To volunteer contact info@ourplaceart.com


Art Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

Art Dates & Location: November dates TBA from 1-3pm 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

Garden Dates & Location:  November Dates TBA.


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

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Awards

Our Place Art has been awarded grants from the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee, the Tennessee Disability Coalition and Whole Kids Foundation.

2018: Whole Kids Foundation Grant Recipient

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

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

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