Creativity Takes Courage
Art is for everyone to enjoy, become inspired by and appreciate. Making something using your hands is a special creative process. Taking an idea and turning it into a physical item takes time, patience, openness and skill. It is a way of expressing oneself. To share your hand-made artwork with others can be scary and overwhelming. It is such an intimate process, you are sharing your inner thoughts with others and as we know todays world can be a cruel place. We provide opportunities for artists of all levels to showcase their work through our open call for arts. Take a class to learn how to better your creative business or a workshop from one of our working artists.
It is key to any community to have a strong and healthy artist community.
We are proud to be a small part of that.
Art Connective Inc is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting the arts.
Art Connective is a non-profit art center located in historic downtown De Pere, WI. It started as a pop-up in 2018 and the original name was Artless Bastard which was met with much controversy. It quickly found its current location of 353 Main Ave, West De Pere, WI 54115. The gallery focused on unique call for art themes giving artists opportunities to showcase their original artwork to the public. It was created as safe haven for artists and still is to this day.
The gallery changed ownership October of 2019 when Alexis Arnold took it over. Alexis heard about the possible closure of the gallery and immediately knew she was meant to save it. The gallery was the first to accept a piece of her fine art photography and showcase it after she had been out of the state for fifteen years in Portland, Oregon. She had felt lost trying to find where she fit into the art community after moving back. Portland had an amazing creative community that valued connections, referrals and learning from one another. Moving to a new city, even if it is your home state, made her feel alone and unsupported at times. She felt called to help the local art community connect and support them on their journey.
The gallery has evolved over the years in many ways, including its name. It gives emerging artists representation, teaches to artist and youth at 353 Rear Main Ave which is our main space as of November 1st, 2022. We host special events, unique gift section, working artist studio space, and more. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date & follow us on social media.
Visit us at 353 Rear Main Ave, West De Pere, WI 54115 and see myself & T.W. Clark working on current projects, take a course or view current art on display. I love the arts and love being able to help and share it with others!
Thank you for taking the time to visit us online or in person,
President & Artist