Incorporated in 1979, The Ink People Center for the Arts changes lives by connecting the community with resources for cultural development. We empower people to exercise their humanity, build civic discourse, and engage their creative potential. We are organized on community access principles and the belief that art, in all its forms, is essential to the human spirit and well being. Basing our activities in a philosophy of sharing and community building, we believe in communal values - sharing equipment, experience, and support. We think it is important to listen to people’s hopes and dreams, and to offer tools with which to realize them, but not do it for them. The arts and culture should be an integral and conscious part of everyone’s life, so we set about weaving the arts back into the fabric of our community. We know that kids are the future and are incredibly challenged by today’s world, so we try to give them tools to build successful and fulfilling lives.