ATV Oregon - Mission Statement

Art Takes a Village Inc., a Public Charity Non-Profit Organization

Federal Tax ID 20-8504328

Hello there!  My name is Lea Ray and I’d like to take a moment to introduce our non-profit organization, Art Takes a Village.  Art Takes a Village is a public charity organization focusing on providing therapeutic art programs in a variety of settings.   Our mission is to provide an art therapy class to Women and children living in shelters. Our program reaches out to at-risk youth and adults by providing them with instructor-led art projects, which allow them to look within themselves in a positive way, as well as gain confidence through learning a creative outlet.

Founded in January of 2007, Art Takes a Village is dedicated to its mission and service, and is growing everyday.  As a 501(c)3 organization, we have gained tax-exempt status allowing us to seek donations both monetary and, most importantly, supplies and products to utilize in the teaching of our classes.

This year 2011 we are growing Brookings, Oregon is now working with the homebound and assisted living incorporating the Adults and Students whom are willing to give of there time to work with Art takes a village. The accomplishments of our students will be considered for scholarships from our benefactors.

We write to you with sincere hope that you can be of any assistance to our organization.  We will be hosting an upcoming fundraiser and are in need of items for our silent auction. These items can be product, gift certificates and or service oriented.  All money raised by the auction will go directly into the program

We thank you so much for your consideration, and for taking the time to acquaint yourself with our organization.  If you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, please feel free to contact us at or via telephone at 541 469 5152.


Lea Ray, Director Oregon Division, Art Takes a Village