Art Saves Lives

Backstreet Arts is a creative, welcoming space where artists work and share their skills with anyone who walks through the door. We are a place to try, to experiment, to be encouraged, and to be challenged.  

All of the art and supplies are FREE. 

We know we continue to keep doing the good work because of the generosity of individuals and organizations.  Our monthly donors keep our doors open.  We do not take this for granted.

If you believe in Backstreet’s mission and the healing power of art, you can turn your passion for the arts and your love for the community into a gift from your heart. Donate to our worthwhile cause by visiting our Giving Page or click on the “Donate” button in the sidebar.


  • $25 buys a whole lotta art supplies
  • $50 sponsors a leather bag class
  • $100 purchases 42 oz of silver clay
  • $300 pays the rent for a month
  • $500 keeps the utilities paid for 2 months
  • $1,750 pays the liability insurance for a year
  • $5,000 buys our undying love and affection….and free coffee and cookies for life  (or at least every time you pop in for a visit)