Victory Grund experienced first-hand the transformative power of art. Following some years caring for her parents full-time, Victory was left feeling empty and without purpose when they passed. A concerned friend suggested she try a clay class. When that class provided a sense of calm and healing she needed, Victory quickly knew this was her new passion.
Victory’s experience that “art heals”, along with her volunteer work, culminated in her seeing a true need for art experiences to be immersed in the lives of everyone. She was inspired to share this gift with others and ensure that art is part of people’s lives. How this would be accomplished was still unclear.
Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club one day, she noticed that not all children were engaged in a sport activity, so she thought what if they had an art class to participate in. This initial thought led her to set-up one art class, and soon after, the wheels were in motion. Victory had found her calling to serve the community by providing art instruction, and Old Town Artisan Studios was founded.