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Mission & Vision

“When you take an art class at Old Town Artisan Studios, you are extending that same experience to an individual for whom it may be even more special. It’s a give and take transaction, and that makes it that much more rewarding!”
– Millie Pearson, Board Member


Old Town Artisan Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a warm and inviting place where people of all ages can reveal their creativity.

We offer instruction and classes in clay, fused glass, painting, drawing, and other art mediums. The fee-based classes for children, adults, and seniors, along with private workshops and events help to support the free and reduced-fee instruction offered to our local residents in need.


We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art programs in schools to lifelong learning. Our Outreach Programs offer everyone the opportunity to experience art and self-expression. Through collaboration with local organizations who share our vision, we provide art classes to children and adults with special needs, as well as seniors and veterans. As some schools cut back on art programs, we also feel it is our duty to help fill that gap with art instruction in after-school programs.


The Outreach Programs are at the core of our mission. With increased studio classes helping to fund the Outreach Programs, our unique Mobile Mission allows us to partner with local schools, senior centers, various non-profits, and provide art instruction off-site. We bring art to our friends who cannot come to us! And our goal is to expand our outreach services and increase the number of lives we touch through art.

Help provide over 19,000 art experiences a year!



Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art in schools to lifelong learning.


The individuals we touch through art include families in need, kids in after-school programs, individuals with special needs, seniors and veterans.

Why We Serve

Art is both medicine and food for the soul. Our commitment is to making art available and accessible to all members of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members that bring Old Town Artisan Studios and its mission to our beloved community.


Our 4-week classes allow students of all ages and levels to dive into the areas of Ceramics, Painting, Fused Glass, and more.


Try a one-day workshop to learn a new skill, test out a medium you are curious about, or simply have a good time!


Paint Your Own Pottery is a fun experience for all!  Choose from several ceramic items and paint to your heart's delight.

 Art Camp

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat? Join us for Summer Art Camp! A week-long camp for young artists, ages 7-15.

All Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios.

All Upcoming Events

A listing of all free and fee-based happenings at OTAS!

Gingerbread Lane at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gingerbread Lane

A fantastic community event for all to take part in holiday fun!

Color the World Gala 2023.

Color the World Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening of music, festivity & celebration

Miniature Masterpieces 2021

Mini Masterpiece

Art all 10x10x10 in. or smaller featured in our annual raffle.

Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios.

Art of Music

A monthly series featuring musicians from near and far.

Eggstravaganza at Old Town Artisan Studiosl.


An annual auction highlighting ceramic eggs by various artists.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Open Mic Night

A chance for all levels and ages to perform.

Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios

Gallery Shows

Visit the Leland Gallery featuring local artists.


With your valued support we are able bring art to our friends who need it most.


We need Ambassadors to help us spread the word about our work and mission.


Your time and skills are an incredibly important part of the work we do.  Come lend a hand!

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