We are deeply touched by you, our community members, who have and still are reaching out to share your support and shock regarding the theft of our van last week.
One very important piece of information that the recent news coverage did not choose to highlight is that our first response was not fear or anxiety but strength and courage. We assessed the damage, transported the recovered van to Wiscasset Ford, and moved all the art materials into personal vehicles to continue programming without missing a beat.

More significantly is our strong sense of empowerment to keep ArtVan's valuable art therapy service rolling.  If we can prevent one or more youth from making a harmful or destructive choice (like these individuals did) and channel their strengths towards healthy choices, then we are successful.

Touched by the many requests of how you can help, we’d like to share our gratitude for gifts received that directly cover our insurance deductible. Our ongoing Van Reserve Fund supports any emergency repairs and a replacement vehicle when that time approaches. Donations towards this fund are welcome at any time! Visit our website for info on how to send us a gift. 
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Thank you all for your heartfelt attention to last week's incident and all your curiosities, positive messages, and helpfulness!

- Much Gratitude & Joy - 
The ArtVan Crew

A 10x10 Exhibit, 'Bridge Messy, Emerge Ignited'
Over 100 artists, including ArtVan Youth Artists, have created original works of art and shared personal reflections on their artist processes. The exhibit runs April 27 to July 30, 2022 at Frontier Cafe & Theater in Brunswick. All art is for sale and supports both artist & ArtVan. Stay tuned for special exhibit events and online gallery access! 
"I often struggle with perfection in my pieces.
Things have to be just right, or I do not finish them.
In this piece, I let the felt fall where it wanted and created around it.
No questions. No plans. It was oddly freeing."

Gillian Ford
10x10 Artist

Shout-out to Our Superstar Supporters!
The Onion Foundation
Maine Women’s Fund
Davenport Trust
J. B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust
The Aldermere Foundation
Alfred M. Senter Fund
Stephen & Tabitha
King Foundation
The Irving Foundation
Virginia H. Somers Foundation
Maine Women's Giving Tree
Langwater Fund
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
Anonimo Foundation
Maine Community Foundation: Donor-Advised Fund
To donate, sponsor, or host fundraisers, please email:
Shannon Els, Executive Director at

To volunteer, intern, or inquire about inviting ArtVan to your community,
please email: Jamie Silvestri, Program Director at
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Bath, ME 04530
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