Join us in celebrating the power of art in prisons, Eloise’s vision and all the amazing artists who brought her vision to life (and lifers) through 40 years of meaningful prison arts programs. There will be an afternoon reunion with Prison Arts Project/Arts in Corrections alumni and teaching artists, followed by an art reception and an evening program of music, special recognitions and festivities!

SPECIAL GUESTS  – Lacy J Dalton &
Jail Guitar Doors’ Wayne Kramer

November 4, 2017

Peace United Church, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA

Reunion: 2-5
Art & Reception: 6:30-7:30
Celebration: 7:30-9:30

CLICK HERE to get tickets to the evening Celebration

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Whether you can come or not – if you have been an artist teaching or participating in Arts in Corrections, consider joining the Arts In Corrections Alumni & Emeritus Facebook group

We would love to see you there!

Questions? Contact Margot –
or call 831-607-8952


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The 40th anniversary of the Prison Arts Project is here! In 1997, the William James Association established the Prison Arts Project, which was adopted in the 80’s by the California Department of Corrections as Arts in Corrections. Founder Eloise Smith’s vision was “to provide an opportunity where a man can gain the satisfaction of creation rather than destruction… and to offer the professional artist as a model of creative self-discipline.”