Did you know that we have an amazing art & craft center here in our backyard? A makerspace for people of all interests and abilities.
Imagine – you get inspired by something you see on Pinterest and you can’t wait to head off to the local craft store to by up a bunch of supplies so you can make your own version.
But, what if, instead, you could come to our local art and craft center and everything you needed was already here…all of the materials in a wide variety of options. And, you could spread out and make it all right there. No mess at home. No leftover materials to store.
Wouldn’t that be perfect?
And, what if you wanted to try a new technique, but didn’t want to invest in a bunch of materials. Maybe you want to experiment with something before you totally commit to stocking up on the right brushes or colors.
How about your kids? Do your kids love crafts? Do you have boxes of markers and crayons and paints and chalk and poster boards and color books everywhere? What if you could sit with your kids and make an amazing craft? Without the mess. Without having to buy a bunch of supplies and materials. Without finding glitter in the carpet for weeks.
We actually have such a space just over the hill.
Charity Wings Art & Craft Center is located in the Quad right across the street from CSUSM in a brand new space. It’s open to the community Monday through Saturday for open studio between 10am and 5pm. You are welcome to use all available supplies and tools. You are also welcome to bring in your own projects and use any of their supplies and tools to finish your project.
We’re talking everything from sewing to fiber arts to polymer clay to beading, scrap-booking, mixed media art, painting, up-cycling furniture…and more. All in one place. You simply pay the open studio fee (which is only $10/hour for adults and $5/hour for kids 13 and under) and all the supplies are included (and at your fingertips).
Charity Wings Art & Craft center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be an inspiring place for people of all ages to Gather, Give Back, and Create. Their mission is to provide an amazing facility for community members and students to express themselves through art. There is always something interesting on the calendar – monthly paint nights, various art classes, open mic nights and more. It’s also a fantastic place for private classes and parties, fundraising events, birthdays and more.
Charity Wings partners with other charities serving the disabled community, low income families, military/veterans, various support groups and more by providing free creativity sessions to their clients and beneficiaries. When you join as a member or when you come out utilize the Art & Crafts Center, you are also providing access to art and craft projects for a variety of local organizations from Easter Seals to Teri Inc to Wounded Warriors, Cancer Coping Center, Community Interface Services and more.
Go check it out. Register for a class or pop-in for open studio hours. Their website is always up to date with the latest at www.charitywings.org.
There is always a place for you at Charity Wings to create. You can also join as a member and enjoy special discounts on events, classes and open studio fees. Memberships start at only $10/month. It’s a fantastic way to make art part of your life, while also doing good in the community and giving back. Make family art night a tradition at your house. Charity Wings is also a great place to start ‘date night’ or an afternoon with friends.
Even if you think you are not ‘crafty’ or ‘creative’ – you can be part of the mission. There are memberships available for supporters who believe in the healing power of creative expression. Your 100% tax deductible donation helps keep the art center thriving in our community.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what level of skill you have or how old you are – Charity Wings Art & Crafts Center is our community maker’s space. A place to express yourself. To Gather. To Give Back. To Create. Spring is the perfect time to start an intriguing new project.
What will you make?
Charity Wings Art & Craft Center is located in the Quad in San Marcos.
251 North City Drive Suite 127, San Marcos, CA 92078