Create Joy with Art Buddies

We help kids realize their creative potential, and discover that creativity can be a path to a successful future.

Create Confidence

We believe in the power of creativity and one-on-one attention to change children’s lives. Art Buddies pairs creative mentors with the most amazing kids to help them discover their creative abilities, believe in themselves, and dream of a brighter future.

We partner with high need elementary schools in the Twin Cities. Our after-school programs are provided FREE for students ages 8-11.

Create Imagination

Any kind and dedicated adult can volunteer. Our mentors come from across the Twin Cities, including from many professional fields, including advertising, architecture, and design. They share their time and talents to help children take pride in who they are, what they can do, and who they can become through the power of creativity. Kids thrive on the one-on-one attention our mentors provide, and we love helping children realize their creative potential!


Featured by The Star Tribune

“The Art Buddies after-school program is the goofiest, most restorative hour you’ll spend. It is so meaningful and joyful.”
— - Heidi Brevik Rich, Executive Director of Art Buddies