The Arts Center | About Us

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  • Our Mission& Vision

    The Arts Center is dedicated to helping individuals discover the joy of making art. We do this by equipping our students with an understanding of fundamental art practices that they may use to bring their artistic vision to life.

    Because we believe art making can have a positive impact in the lives of individuals and their communities we work to make opportunities for creating art accessible to everyone.

    Our vision is that the Greater Susquehanna Valley would have limitless opportunities for making, sharing, and experiencing art.
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  • Our Core Values

    • Artists of Every Age Thrive Here.

      People are what make us successful. Our artists are the best teachers this area has to offer so they know how to engage and encourage students at every level.

    • Experiment Free From Fear.

      We have an inclination to be fearless about art making. We see the process of making art as more important than the product. So go ahead – experiment, explore, the door to a creative future is open.

    • Discover Your Talent.

      Laugh, smile, and take the time to share your creative curiosity with us. This is a safe place to discover the talent you have through gentle instruction, encouragement, and positive reinforcement.

    • Enthusiasm Is Essential.

      Learning how to make art should be free of pretension and exclusivity. Our artists and students know that creativity is within us all. When we help a person to see that in themselves it makes our own art richer.

    • Find Your Mark – Make Your Mark.

      Great Art demonstrates that whatever mark the artist makes is their mark, and only that artist can create that mark. Here at the Arts Center you can find your mark – and then make it.

    • Meet The Needs Of The Community.

      Artists need a community and a place to gather. We have established the Arts Center as a centrally located facility that is easily accessed by the people of the city and welcoming to artists and students here in the Susquehanna Valley and beyond.

  • Want To Know How to Start In A Class?

    • Mailing Address

      The Arts Center
      35 South 5th Street
      Sunbury, PA 17801

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: (570) 286-0818
      theartscenter@gsvymca.org
      facebook.com/ymcaartscenter

    • Office Hours

      Monday – Friday
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm
      Weekend Closed