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Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Delight Lester on NPO Showcase

Delight Lester on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Delight Lester, founder and executive director from Arts in Motion discusses how the organization uses expressive arts including dance, drama, music and more to help those living with disabilities share their creativity. Arts in Motion provides a space for people of all ages and developmental levels to be themselves without judgment. 

Arts in Motion holds daily classes at their location in the East Hills/Heritage Hill neighborhood and also works with area schools to provide a creative outlet to students at their school. The group also hits the road with performances at local events and festivals and offers performances for hire as the Living Light Dance Company. Lester encourages anyone interested in participating in Arts in Motion classes to get in touch regardless of their challenges.

For those wishing to get involved with Arts in Motion, the organization is always looking for individuals with artistic talents to help guide their classes. They also accept donations of foods and goods, financial contributions, and have an account with Amazon Smile, which allows a portion of profits from any purchase be directed to a nonprofit.

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring The Pidgeon Creek Shakespear Company.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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