About Us

Whether your student is studying the arts as a possible career path, to reap the numerous benefits, or for recreational fun, Arts in Action is here to meet your needs.

Welcome to the Arts in Action web site! Arts in Action is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization with a dedicated staff and a highly-trained and a much-acclaimed faculty ready to serve you in four different arts education programs. Our faculty teaches with dedication, purpose and loving hearts with a focus on developing excellence in technique and artistic expression with Christian influence. At our Hurricane studio comprehensive education available this year includes group classes in dance, theater, and art with private lessons in voice and piano.

At Arts in Action we are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of students and the community through arts education! Through documented research and personal experience, we know the numerous benefits awaiting those who study the arts.

Our 5 Promises!

The Five Promises Arts in Action provides to the children they serve include:

  • A caring adult in his/her life

  • A safe place to be

  • A healthy start, both physically and mentally

  • Access to an effective education

  • The opportunity to give back and make a difference in the life of someone else.


 Documented studies have proven that children involved in arts education OUT PERFORM “art poor” students in every area of their lives. Students who take four years of arts and music classes while in high school score 85 points better on their SATs than students who took only one-half year or less (scores of 1,063 vs. 978, respectively) and scored an average of 523 on the Writing portion of the test -52 points higher than students with only one-half year or less of arts/music classes. Source: The College Board, 2008. 2008 College-Bound Seniors: Total group Profile. That is significant! The arts bolster self-esteem, improve cognitive development, enable students to creatively express themselves and prepare students for the workplace to name a few. We are blessed to have the opportunity to enrich the lives of the students who study through the Arts in Action programs.

Mission Statement

Arts in Action is a non-profit, 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) organization that provides professional and positive education and performance opportunities in the arts for all ages and abilities with a Christian influence. We encourage and equip residents of Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell, Mason and Lincoln counties regardless of race, religion, gender, and economic status, offering comprehensive arts education and programs taught and lead by a highly-skilled, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff.

Our Values

All people, those with a passion for the arts and particularly low-income families and at-risk youth, deserving an opportunity for quality arts education. Creativity and artistic expression developed in excellence. The innate desire and ability within all individuals for physical, emotional, and spiritual development and growth. Wonderful volunteers who so selflessly serve with dedication, purpose and loving hearts. An organization run with integrity and skill. Combined efforts of civic and community organizations with private enterprises and other non-profit programs for the purpose of building strong relationships to impact our community.