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14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

Cowen Slavin Foundation and Two Twelve arts have been a valuable asset to the community of Saline for the last 5 years. They have supported and nourished the artists in the area and made the arts accessible to all with classes, art shows and community wide events. What a great non-profit!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Arts Center is a wonderful, supportive environment for all kinds of creativity and all kinds of artists! With the many great classes and activities offered throughout the year, the lucky citizens of Saline and surrounding areas can make, learn and create to their hearts content!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

212 Art Center has made art easily accessible in a small community. Whether taking a class, seeing an exhibition of work, or purchasing member work at the Holiday Sale there is no need to travel outside the area.The support they give independant artists on Friday's with the Cake Eaters sessions is extraordiinary, "making" the solitary creators commune with other artists and challenge them for projects often outside of their "comfort zone". Although only a part-time artist, this keeps my mind working.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

212 Art Center has supported me in my growth as an artist. I have learned much in the classes I have taken there. I am new to the Saline community and have felt welcomed by 212 both artistically and personally.

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Nancy M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I discovered Two Twelve Art Center during my first year of retirement. The most impressive aspect of the Art Center is its ability to reach out into the community and make it a better place to live. Summer Camps for children, Family Fun Day, Creating attractive windsocks to beautify the city landscape, Promote a contest to increase traffic in downtown stores during the slow month of February were all the results of creative minds of persons who attend the Friday business meetings and the staff of Two Twelve.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve has been a light in Saline. It is invaluable in connecting people to others with talent, creativity, vision, ingenuity and countless other gifts that drive a community. The arts center has filled a hole of need and is constantly growing, expanding it's reach. Margie Bovee is a gem.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Art Center is wonderful! I found it when I was wasn't even looking and since then I was hooked! The programs they offer cover a wide range, there is always something great going on. The people are really wonderful and very welcoming. It is really a great community place. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lived in Saline for 2 years before I realized there were other artists in this town. What Two Twelve has done is network me with many artists
in my community! They were here, we just didn't have a institution to bring us all together!
Two Twelve is now reaching out beyond the artist community to include other institutions like our library and the cities after school child care program!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Arts Center is a place of learning and of joy! it is a place to share ideas, skills, materials, laughter, and friendship. Two Twelve Arts Center continually finds new and exciting ways to share art with our community. I have blossomed at Two Twelve over the past four years and I believe that Saline has blossomed as well due to the outreach and offerings at Two Twelve Arts Center.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Arts Center is not only a place to learn wonderful skills but is a spiratual place. Everyone is so supportive, not only of your art but is like a family. They have been a life line in some really tough times. The friendships that have happened because of their presence in our little town are really, really special. Because of ideas that came from the center, the whole town has become involved in art...a fairy door hunt last Feb. in local shops, windsocks hanging all over town in conjunction with the library, rec center, and thedowntown association, and currently a 'mouse house' hunt in downtown stores, and Art on the Go summer program for children in selected places in town. The Artist's receptions every month showcases some of the best artists in our area. It has grown to just a small group meeting over the kitchen table five years ago into a huge presence in Saline. I don't know where else there would be an opportunity to hook up with so many fellow artists. It's an amazing place!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From Margie Bovee's dream of a nurturing place where artists could blossom, learn and shine to the highly respected fully-engaged community arts center it is today, the 212 Arts Center is our city's cornerstone for creativity. The spirit of support and development amoung the member artists allows for untethered growth, expression and participation and extends graciously into the community. The 212 generously shares its resources and frequently partners with area organizations such as the Saline District Library, the Saline Downtown Merchants Association, Saline Parks & Recreation and the Saline Area Schools to produce classes, demonstrations and events that expose our community to the joy of art. The quality of life in Saline has been greatly enhanced by the 212 Arts Center and its members.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before 212 came to Saline, there was no place for artists to connect, gather and learn from one another. 212 is now the cultural hub of Saline. The place has been transformative for both the community and all involved in the arts process. It was the incubator for a local arts council. The Cake Eaters, a group that gathers to share information about art and community has created a home and sense of extended family for so many, including myself. PLUS, we're all engaged in the process of creating great stuff!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Arts Center is a wonderful source of art education, and they have excellent exhibits. The staff is outstanding. They have been very supportive of my art, and in helping me become an active part of the Saline art community. They have many opportunities available for artists to display and sell their art, and they provide a place where artists can get together for support and exchange information and ideas.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

212 Arts Center serves as a learning resource center of art of all kinds and for artists of all ages. It is a major networking center for artists to meet artists and share ideas, information, and business contacts. It is a place where inspiration and support is given and received. Weekly classes, open art studio and social meetings have enhanced my personal life and my art immeasurably.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two Twelve Art Center offers a great opportunity for all artists, children through adult, amateur or professional, to become involved in an artistic community. With classes, resources, and networking opportunities, it's a great place to meet other artists as well as expand and share your skills.

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