Mission and Vision


Creativity and community service go hand-in-hand.

Art on Purpose is dedicated to the notion that art has an intrinsic value that is best revealed when it connects and engages with real life concerns and is, at the same time, presented professionally. We view artists’ expressions and community interests as equally important, and believe each can enhance the other through innovative and informative art workshops and exhibitions. Art on Purpose provides an educational, guided process, so that individuals and groups whose concerns really need to be seen, and should be heard, will be understood through a high-level of artistic presentation.

Art on Purpose projects are led by artists, whose artwork becomes part of projects when it supports the voices, expressions, and needs of the communities we serve.


Art on Purpose enriches, inspires, and informs Baltimore communities by using, making, and sharing art to bring people together around issues that matter to them.