Reaching Out to the Community
Sanctuary Arts School has an important mission to bring the glass arts into the community and conduct arts projects and classes for the elderly, veterans, people with disabilities, children and families that are economically challenged
The Sanctuary Glass Studio is the only glass blowing studio in Caddo parish and the nearest studio in in Dallas, our programs are actually drawing audiences from as far away as a three hours drive from our location. We are a full access studio and have reached out to include many under-served populations. We have created a bench for people in wheelchairs, so they can blow glass. We have soldiers with PTSD taking our free classes. They use glass blowing as a part of their therapy. We provide free arts classes for children in affordable housing locations, arts programming for residents of nursing homes and Providence House. Free public demonstrations are offered to all people in the area and we have had special demonstrations for the people served by the Deaf Action Center, Providence House and various other social service organizations. Students K - 12 have come to our studio to learn about the glass arts. We co-hosted with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council a Summer of Glass Exhibition, curated by our Co-Director that reached thousands during the summer of 2019. Our Director did many curatorial talks for local students. The Texas Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Curated by Eric Hess, reached thousand this past summer. MFA and BFA students from across the Gulf South have come to Shreveport to utilize our studio for free. We presented three international glass artists in free demonstrations presented at Artstation. We have been able to do a great deal of programming since being established in December of 2018. .