Congratulations to the 2015 Class of the ArtBox Institute! Sixteen artists participated and graduated in the five-month business training program. The group graduated on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at an event in downtown Flagstaff, celebrating their hard work and growth during the course. The ArtBox curriculum is calibrated to provide artists with the business tools to succeed in the marketplace: marketing, social media, web development, branding, finances, legal issues, artist statements, fund raising, grant writing and more.

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Pictured graduates (from left): Jonathan Lui, Jayne Lee, Tristyn Bustamante, Deb Shepard, Leancy Rupert, Rachel Greig, Kellye Newton, Frederica Hall, Rebecca Nordstrom, Pam Torbico, David Irvine, Suzanne Stebila, and Bonnie Dent. Not pictured graduates are Rick Johnson, Sara Jensen, and Salvatore Yazzie.

See the class in action! ArtBox students participate in planning and executing projects in the community as part of their curriculum. The next ArtBox event is the Out of the Box art exhibition at Vino Loco, 22 E. Birch Avenue, Flagstaff, with an Opening Reception during First Friday ArtWalk, June 5, 2015, 6-9pm.

Learn more about the ArtBox Institute.