Sparc: a creative place is a visual arts studio and learning space. Formerly situated in downtown Anchorage, Sparc’s current home is on The Arc of Anchorage’s main campus. There we work collaboratively to be a community that recognizes and embraces people of all abilities. Artists experience a professional studio space with dedicated facilities for ceramics, stained glass, painting, beading, printmaking, and more. The program curriculum celebrates self-expression through creativity, promotes independent living and life skills, encourages social enterprise, and individualizes portfolio development. Participants gain involvement within the greater art community, and collaborate with other galleries, artists, and retail spaces.
Professional art staff are available to provide an array of support based on the individual needs of each artist. From hand-over-hand support to helping an individual apply for shows outside of Sparc, our staff meets the needs of individuals of all abilities. Sparc’s long-term goal is to not only assist artists in realizing their individual creations, but also supporting artists to sell their work online and at retail spaces throughout the Anchorage community.