On May 23, 2019, Art Trek marked one of the most significant events in our history with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration. In December, the owners of our building, Cate and Eddy Hartenstein, donated the property to Art Trek. This gift ensures Art Trek’s sustainable future. Cate and Eddy have been our champions since the start of our program.
We were able to share this joyful occasion with over 70 of our Art Trek friends, Board members, public officials, youth leaders, chamber of commerce ambassadors, and Art Trek staff team members. In addition to the gift of the studio, Cate and Eddy extended their generosity even more by establishing two scholarships to be awarded to students dedicated to pursuing an education in the arts.
The Allison Renee Young Scholarship, designated for an art student with special needs, went to a budding young fashion designer, Melody Hellard. The second scholarship is for a student who is the first in his or her family to attend College. This year, the First-Generation, Higher Education Scholarship went to Anthony Huynh.
Art Trek has always been a place of creative expression and acceptance for all. Owning our property advances our mission of bringing quality art to the classroom and the community. As we enjoyed an afternoon of festivities with so many people, we closely held the memories every supporter who helped make the dream of a community art studio the reality it is today.