Chris Burton Founder & CEO

Art Active, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was created in 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Co-founders, Christopher Burton and Robin Strayhorn, fused our shared love for the arts and mindfulness to create a refreshing new approach to arts education for youth. With mindfulness at its core, Art Active provides youth ages 6-24 in under-served communities the opportunity to learn various forms of artistry, while being trained by professional artists. Art Active believes that art is an integral part of all communities and should be freely experienced, shared and admired by all. The exposure that students receive through Art Active, illuminates their possibilities in art related careers that can further benefit their communities at large.

At Art Active we’re committed to providing students, families, and educators with essential coping tools to help them navigate through challenging times. As we continue to face unprecedented challenges, it’s more important than ever to prioritize our mental health and well-being. Thank you for your unwavering support over the years. Your generosity has allowed us to make a positive impact on so many lives, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Join us in our mission to promote mindfulness and well-being through art for youth in Los Angeles.

Chris Burton
Founder/President/Mindfulness Director

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2202 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007