Mobile Art Program

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Human Services, Seniors


3710 Cedar St, Suite 218 Austin TX 78705 USA


To deliver art activities to seniors and disabled adults. Our goals are to foster self-esteem, build friendships and revive the spirit through group art activities.


We have an exhibit of our participants art in the summer of each year. This year our seniors are working towards an exhibit for the Texas capitol (May, 2011).

Target demographics:

seniors and disabled adults who reside in nursing homes and those who attend senior activity centers and/or receive a free lunch from the City of Austin/Meals on Wheels (low-income areas of the city)

Direct beneficiaries per year:


Geographic areas served:

Austin, Texas


art activities for seniors & disabled adults includes art exhibits and tours of local museums

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the pleasure of working with founder Theresa and her group of volunteers over the last year and have enjoyed every minute of it.

Mobile Arts brings art education to older adults who may not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue them. Through a variety of media and themes, participants in Mobile Arts are able to express themselves creatively, engage socially in a relaxed setting, and challenge themselves while learning new skills.

Mobile Arts is a wonderful, empowering, and inspiring organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While volunteering with the Mobile Arts program at Meals on Wheels, I was touched to see the positive way in which participants responded to the program. Through the art activity, older adults with Alzheimer's were able to engage in a meaningful way with the volunteers and the art despite their disease. This was because the program was thoughtfully planned for their needs, and the art instruction was clear, patient, and "no-pressure".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

.Mobile arts is fantastic. if anything were to improve it - i would want to secure more sponsorship & community support so that they can grow their staff & services. This is an amazing and timely organization that serves a population that is growing larger every day. I'm sure many more older adults in Austin would benefit from their engaging programs.

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