Hannah Walton poses with art she created in her new Scott Road studio. | Laura Pemberton

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Art 4 All holds ribbon cutting

Published 12:07pm Monday, September 3, 2012

By Laura Pemberton, Staff Writer for the Outlook

Art 4 All is once again open for business.

The non-profit organization was forced to close its original location because the building was sold. Friday, the new Scott Road studio was christened with a ribbon cutting celebration.

“I’m proud of Hannah for not giving up,” Allyson Walton said. “It’s been a year since she’s had a studio, but she hasn’t stopped.”

Her daughter, Hannah Walton, founded Art 4 All in 2010 at the age of 8 with the goal of bringing art to those less fortunate.

Art 4 All’s mission is to “expand young minds, strengthen families and build a better community.”

Hannah hopes to bring her passion for art to all.

“I started Art 4 All because so many kids told me they loved art, but their parents couldn’t afford art classes or supplies,” Hannah said.

She will begin teaching after school art classes in the new location on Sept. 4.

“When the kids come in for art classes I’ll be really excited,” Hannah said.

Classes will be held Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for kindergarten through high school seniors. Classes are free, but donations are welcome.

The location will also offer a new preschool class, Mini Monet, and adult classes to the community.

Bella Westbrook, age 4, will be a participant in the Mini Monet class.

“I’m excited,” Westbrook said. “I love to draw and color.”

To register for classes visit www.art4al.org or visit the studio at 363 Scott Road for an application.