ArtSmart is an innovative art program for underserved children. This program is dedicated to offering opportunities to experience the transformational power of art by:
• Educating underserved children in the arts
• Encouraging the use of art as a tool for recovery
• Supporting voluntary service.
ArtSmart operates under the umbrella of Lancaster Creative Factory and was chosen program of the year at Lancaster’s Youth Intervention Center for both 2010 and 2011.
An idea grew in the mind of artist, Roberta Little, as she and her husband rebuilt their lives following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The couple had relocated to Lancaster, PA, where art thrives, is appreciated and nurtured. Roberta’s idea took root. A volunteer organization named ShooFlyMoonPie was born. An advisory board was established. Team members developed an educational exchange between artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Cultivating community connections has been ongoing since 2009. Through efforts of volunteers and ShooFlyMoonPie’s advisory board, visiting artists travel to Lancaster and the awarding winning ArtSmart program at Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center continues to flourish. In 2011, ShooFlyMoonPie transferred management of the ArtSmart program to Kevin Lehman's Lancaster Creative Factory (LCF). An agreement with the School District of Lancaster was signed by LCF making ArtSmart an official After School Program.
2016 — Special Project of the Year LCYIC and JDCAP
2013 — LCYIC's Program of the Year
2011 — LCYIC's Program of the Year
2010 — LCYIC's Program of the Year
2009 — Special Project of the Year LCYIC and JDCAP