Dear Spark friends:
Thank you for 9 years of creative partnership in NE Portland! We have so appreciated the community support over the years, and with your help we were able to stay open during the pandemic and continue to offer services. Recently a convergence of multiple factors, both personal and professional, have resulted in our need to make the difficult decision to close Spark at the end of August 2021.
Thank you for entrusting your children to us for classes and camps over the past 9 years. We have enjoyed watching your children grow through messy art into classes and in some cases becoming student helpers in our summer camps! It has been a pleasure to be part of your family celebrations with our Spark Art Parties. The best part of Spark has always been the kids and their families and the time we’ve had together to explore, create and celebrate! We will miss the “spark” that happens when kids (and adults) are given the space to build and create.
Please feel free to stop by and say hello (and goodbye) over the summer. We’d love to see you! We are still having summer camps in our studio and selling art supplies in our store throughout the summer until Aug 28th.
Although we have had some individuals interested in buying Spark, we have yet to find a match. Please spread the word if you know of anyone, or any group, that might be interested in keeping a creative space such as Spark Arts Center alive in the Hollywood District.
Thank you for your support over the years, it has truly been an honor to be a part of the creative community in NE Portland!
Yours,Marla and Julie