Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Program

Lisa Sampson
Lisa Sampson by David Wallace | The Arizona Republic

Lisa Sampson just sent out a note about an “Eats-n-Arts” fundraising event that her non-profit Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place (SNAP) is having at Malee’s on Main Saturday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. Mention “I support SNAP” to your server in order to donate 20% of your bill to SNAP…and hear a live cool jazz combo while you enjoy your early dinner!

Malee’s is one of our favorite downtown restaurants anyway, but to be able to give back to the community through this event AND enjoy live music from SNAP students and teachers is icing on the cake…no pun intended!

And the SNAP folks work really hard with very limited resources to bring a grass roots cultural experience to the community.

Here’s a little more about SNAP:

Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place – “SNAP” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts entity located on the campus of Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ at 4425 N Granite Reef Road.

SNAP provides space for people of all ages to explore, express, and experience their own creativity. Originally called Ocotillo Center for Creativity and co-founded in 2007 by Rev. Katharine Harts, Lisa Sampson, Jill Marderness, Carrie Abts and Dan Loven, non-profit status was achieved in July of 2009 and the name changed to Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place – “SNAP” in April of 2010 to better serve and represent the citizens of south Scottsdale.

SNAP offers both adult and youth programming. Current offerings include Argentine Tango taught by internationally acclaimed Tango Champions Rommel Oramas and Daniela Borgialli, Phoenix AZ Shakuhachi Friends led by Chuck Peck on 1st Saturday mornings, Loving Yoga every Saturday morning, Conscious Dance and Community Drum Circle on 3rd Friday evenings, Open Arts Studio on 1st and 3rd Saturday afternoons, Inspirational Women’s Circle creative workshops, Flute Ensembles coached by Avira Flute Duo and Cello Ensemble led by Pat Fisher.

SNAP offers Private Music Lessons taught by top-notch instructors. SNAP also hosts youth camps including Summer Musical Theatre Explorations taught by Larry Loeber and Tina Khalil, and Shakespeare Junior Winter Camp taught by Arizona Actor’s Academy, Brandy Hotchner/Artistic Director, who also offers private coaching sessions for aspiring actors at SNAP.

Click HERE for more about SNAP!

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