Our Story

ArtSpoke...rediscovering the wheel.


ArtSpoke, a community-based organization that aims to create an intentional revolution where children, adolescents, and young adults build strength, resilience, and embrace vulnerability.

Every aspect of ArtSpoke is a practical application of this mindset—from training our adolescent leaders in mental health first aid to creating a safe place for elementary aged kids to connect & experience their artistry across a variety of vocations.  ArtSpoke is an invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself where you can enhance your community and experience the impact you can have in the world right now.

Interested in understanding more about the why behind ArtSpoke?

Check out some of our favorite Ted Talks:

The Power of Your Story by our Founding Director, Cindy Monteith

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

How to Make Stress Your Friend by Kelly McGonigal

ArtSpoke is an experience offered to the larger Stillwater community the program is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater.  Although affiliated with First Presbyterian, ArtSpoke does not promote any religious or political affiliation. As a non-religious program of First Presbyterian, ArtSpoke is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, granted tax-exempt status (1964) as a member of the Presbyterian Church USA (PC-USA).  ArtSpoke participants and volunteers come from all different racial, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.  The First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater is ArtSpoke’s fiscal sponsor.