Capital Region Expressive Arts, Transformation & Empowerment

Art lets me be my true me.

— NR

CREATE makes me feel free to be artistic. CREATE offers the community an outlet to express artistically.

— KS

I can get all my emotions out in my art and work through them.


This place is good. It feels right for me to come here and work on my art, I feel safe and inspired.

MH (age 28)

I love what you guys are doing. I had no idea there was a place where I could come to make art like this! Thats whatsup! And it's downtown! I love it.

Passerby on State Street

A wonderful place to learn, explore and make new friends.

— EC

CREATE has an atmosphere of relaxation where I can make something I want or learn to make something in a new way.

FD (age 22)

At CREATE, I feel I am a small but important living piece of a magnificent mosaic being breathed into being by this human community.

— VO

Using art to promote freedom of expression, personal growth, and community connection.

Taking Care Reception: Saratoga

Friday November 8th at Empire State College, 111 West Ave, Saratoga Springs.

CREATE Community Studios and Empire State College are collaborating on an upcoming art exhibit showing works related to taking care.

Our Programs


Art Workshops

We offer low-cost art workshops and groups -- for children, teens, and adults!


Community Wellness

The benefits of art-making impact both the individual and the community as a whole.


Special Events

We believe the beneficial experience of art-making should be accessible to everyone.

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