Fly in for a landing

. October 26, 2012.

The FLY Children's Art Center, a traveling art organization based in Ypsilanti, has recently made a landing. The nonprofit center is enjoying a space of its own at its new FLY Studio located in downtown Ypsilanti. The group has been at the space at 32 North Washington since September. “I love it,” said Katie Whitehouse, Director. “I love being in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti and connecting with the community. FLY will continue to convert public schools, libraries and community centers into temporary art studios for its free classes," Whitehouse explains. The studio space gives the organization a place to store its supplies and host family classes, fundraisers and birthday parties. The new studio is located in Suite 5 of the Dansen Building – which also houses a few other local non-profits. “It's nice to be in the same building with other non-profits,” Whitehouse says. “It's just a cool space.” The FLY Art Center offers free classes because it believes “all children are makers who deserve the chance to actively experiment, fail, innovate and succeed.”

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