Our Place Art Organization Inc

Upcoming Events

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

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

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 May 7, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and will support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. All proceeds will benefit our life-skills and educational programs and our various therapeutic programs. For event sponsorship information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com


**Please Note: Due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the original event date of April 2nd was postponed to May 7th. 


Cooking Club at Whole Foods Market

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

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

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Cooking Date & Location: For the safety of our program participants and community we are taking several new safety measures, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Classes will resume in the next several weeks.. For more information contact info@ourplaceart.com  


Spring Dates TBA 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!  


Our Place Art Summer Camps 2020

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

Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

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Event Date & Location: June 1st through July 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm at First Presbyterian Church 620 State Street Knoxville, TN 37902. Summer Camp sessions for youth ages 7 to 12 & Teen Life Skills Camp ages 13 and up.


 Full-time camps designed for youth with Autism and other disabilities that provides therapeutic programs in: art, dance, music, and teaching basic life skills. For more information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com 


Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

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Event Date & Location: For the safety of our program participants and community we are taking several new safety measures, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our annual Autism Awareness Month Bookfair will be rescheduled in the next coming weeks. For more information contact info@ourplaceart.com 


 Join Our Place Art for a free fun-filled event for kids to celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Barnes and Noble 8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919. There will be plenty of activities for individuals of all ages, including: arts and crafts, games, story time, door prizes and more!! There will be a special art display by artists with Autism and other disabilities. All proceeds will benefit Our Place Art Camps 2020 including: Our Place Art Camp 2020 for youth ages 7 to 12 and Our Place Art Teen Life Skills Camp for ages 13 and up. This is a FREE  event!


Art Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

Garden Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

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Art Dates & Location: Spring 2020 dates TBA. Teen/Young Adult Workshops from 1 pm to 3 pm 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. For more information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com.



Garden Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

Our Place Art Autism Awareness Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

Garden Program: After-School & Saturday Workshops

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Garden Dates & Location:  Spring 2020 dates TBA. Teen/Young Adult Workshops from 1 pm to 3 pm at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City  located at 5364 North Broadway Street Knoxville, TN 37918. 


Gardening activities designed for individuals with disabilities of all ages. This is a free program! For more information or to register contact info@ourplaceart.com.  

News

2019: Arby's Foundation & Inspire Brands Grant Recipient

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

2019: Autism Speaks Norma & Malcolm Baker Recreation Program 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

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

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

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

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

2016: Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee Grant Recipient

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

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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

2016: Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee Grant Recipient

2016: Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee 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

2016: Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee Grant Recipient

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