To provide creative opportunities for children and adolescents who battle cancer and other life-threatening diseases and physical disabilities; to create opportunities for individuals, including college students and artists, to teach children and adolescents who battle life-threatening disease and physical disabilities; to educate the public and foster a clearer understanding of childhood illness and disease.
The Arts Friendly Foundation strengthens our community by supporting the operations of arts nonprofits.
To advance the state of the arts through advocacy, networking, and peer education.
To provide cultural opportunities through initiation, support and presentation of artistic programs in Beaufort County and to be a moving force in the community's involvement in the arts.
To cultivate individual creative strengths in everyone in a diverse, inclusive, collaborative and nurturing environment.
To support and inspire individual creativity by engaging the community in the process of the visual arts.
To provide services, intergenerational activities, and opportunities to elderly and disabled adults of Ashe County that enhance their dignity and help them maintain their independence at home.
To enrich our community by educating all people in the Asheville area about the arts, advocating integration of the arts in all aspects of community life, and supporting artists and arts organizations.
To engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries.