Fleisher Art Memorial
The mission of the Fleisher Art Memorial is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience.
Fleisher’s core values are rooted in the ideals of Samuel Fleisher: The Artist in Us All — Within every individual are the ingredients for original artistic expression.
Art is a Pathway to Fulfillment — An individual’s ability to use art is a vital means for emotional and intellectual exploration and growth.
Art Enriches the Community — By nurturing each individual’s creative potential, we aim to provide social, cultural, and economic benefits to the community as a whole.
The Fleisher Art Memorial is a source for inspiration, creativity and community. Every year, more than 17,000 people experience the transformative power of art by participating in our studio classes, exhibitions, and community‐based programming. We are a non‐profit organization committed to advancing the vision of our founder, Samuel S. Fleisher, who believed that art is one of society’s greatest assets and equalizers, and from the doorway of his Graphic Sketch Club, “invited the world to come and learn art.”
Through all of our work, we strive to make art accessible to everyone regardless of age, economic means, or artistic experience. We operate one of the nation’s first community‐based arts centers, providing free and low‐cost studio art classes along with opportunities for beginning and seasoned artists to exhibit their work in a professional gallery setting. To further enhance our mission, Fleisher’s arts education programming reaches deeply into schools and community centers, and has brought us national recognition and powerful opportunities to advocate for and shape arts education initiatives throughout the region and the country.