what we DO :: we create, cultivate and host innovative artwork that catalyzes fellow artists and expands the audience for art in stark county. what we BELIEVE in ::
- creativity :: originality, novelty and freshness will be championed within these walls.
- character :: we desire to work with artists who are as trustworthy, self-aware, reliable, ethical and considerate as they are artistically gifted.
- relevance :: art inspires, provokes thought and evokes emotion, but only when experienced firsthand. we seek to make art important to people, featuring work that both appeals to and challenges a wide spectrum of individuals.
- social consciousness :: art also calls attention to social issues and responsibly promotes change. we seek to make people important to art, featuring work with humanitarian concerns.
- civic-mindedness :: supported and encouraged by our neighbors, we give back, pursuing the betterment of downtown canton and beyond.
- community :: exposure to new perspectives and methods grows us, so we foster an environment where dialogue, collaboration and mutual sharpening can occur.
- opportunity :: we showcase the work of those at the cusp of their creative life, seeking out “young” artists and those whose voices have not yet been heard.
- obtain local, state and national recognition of creative work occurring in canton,
- expand the definition of what creativity is and the various forms in which it can occur, and
- break paradigms about who art is for, while encouraging a livelier exchange between the viewer and the artwork.