Arts For All, Inc. (AFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization became an expressed dream on January 18, 2006 when School of the Arts (SOTA), a division of Presbyterian Outreach, closed. Several members of SOTA, including teachers, staff, and board members had a desire, vision, passion, and belief that the arts were very important for all people and wanted everyone to be able to participate in the arts. We decided to do this by making the arts available and affordable for all.
Before we became an official non-profit, we began offering classes in piano, guitar, dance, and art as AFA on February 1, 2006. We offered these classes in donated spaces at two local churches. In May2006, we had our first fundraiser for the legal expenses involved in becoming a 501(c)(3). On July 19, 2006 AFA was granted our non-profit status and we have been growing ever since.