Community Creative Center is a non-profit studio and visual arts organization located in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios in the heart of Fayetteville’s arts and entertainment district.

Since 2008 Community Creative Center has been offering year-round, affordable arts experiences, spring break and summer art camps, teacher/artist professional development and in-school residencies.  Our programs include a variety of high quality clay and pottery, watercolor, acrylics, drawing, mosaic and mixed media arts classes and workshops for children, youth and adults of all ages and skill levels.

Our 6900 sq. ft. art maker space includes a fully equipped pottery studio, drawing, art and multi-purpose studios and retail and exhibition space for local artists.

We partner regularly with other arts organizations, schools and the NWA educational community, non-profit organizations and social service agencies. In fulfilling our mission of making arts education accessible to everyone, Community Creative Center provides full and partial scholarships to the community’s underserved children and adults.

The CCC Mission: To awaken the extraordinary power of art to engage individuals and community through accessible arts education.

Last year more than 3300 youth and adults attended classes, workshops and camps at CCC.  Another 10,000 community members attended CCC art sales, community outreach events and visual arts exhibitions.

Board of Directors
Jennifer Irwin, Chair

Steve Carr, Vice Chair

Amanda Rosen, Treasurer

Courtney Norton, Secretary

Kim Peters

Marjorie Hanus

Randy Carr

Wendy Riggs

Chris Shields

Jeannie Hulen

Marcella Thompson, Board Member Emeritus


Barbara Putman, Executive Director

Jessica Smith, Education Program Manager

Tricia Moore, Wheel Mobile Coordinator

Anthony Capo, Wheel Mobile Engineer

Lainie Coles, Marketing & Administrative Coordinator

Sarah Martin, Studio Manager

James Williams, Studio Technician

Kiara Page, Studio Technician & Admin Assistant

Scholarships Available

A limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships are available for children and adults demonstrating financial need. Please complete and return your application to the Community Creative Center at least two weeks prior to the start of a class for consideration. All scholarships are dependent on the availability of funding and a class opening. Students will be informed of an available full or partial scholarship place within a class at least one week prior to the start of a class session.

If you have any questions, please call (479) 571-2706 or send an email