More About The ARC
The Art Resource Center
A Brief History
THE ARC was incorporated in 2004 by Arizona fiber and ceramic artist Sherrie Zeitlin, who has been working in the Arizona arts community for over 30 years. It was during her years in schools and community centers, doing art residencies in underfunded art programs, that the idea to collect and give away supplies was born, ultimately leading to the creation of THE ARC .
During COVID, the ARC still supplied schools & nonprofits.
During the Pandemic
Where We Are Today
THE ARC is run 100% by volunteers and sustained by donations. Starting at our inception with only 480 SF and no public awareness, THE ARC has grown to over 4,000 square feet of space, packed floor to ceiling with recycled art worthy materials. We are a donation destination for businesses, artists and the community at large. Everything we give away is given to us by others. Our community outreach has assisted an estimated 50,000 youth each year who have been touched by the creative hands and minds of those who regularly come to THE ARC for supplies: K-12 teachers, charities, shelters, after school programs, museums and theater groups.