Board of Directors
Lisa Sampson, President
Jill Marderness, Director of Operations
Zachary Sayre, Secretary
Robert Marrlett, Treasurer
Mission Statement: To explore, express, and experience creativity in all its forms through stimulating learning opportunities within a transforming community.
Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place – “SNAP” is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts entity located at Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ in Scottsdale, Arizona. SNAP provides space for people of all ages to explore, express, and experience their own creativity. Originally called Ocotillo Center for Creativity and co-founded in 2007 by Rev. Katharine Harts, Lisa Sampson, Jill Marderness, Carrie Abts and Dan Loven, non-profit status was achieved in July of 2009 and the name changed to Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place – “SNAP” in April of 2010 to better serve and represent the citizens of south Scottsdale.
SNAP offers both adult and youth programming. Current offerings include Argentine Tango taught by internationally acclaimed Tango Champions Rommel Oramas and Daniela Borgialli, Phoenix AZ Shakuhachi Friends led by Chuck Peck on 1st Saturday mornings, Loving Yoga every Saturday morning, Conscious Dance and Community Drum Circle on 3rd Friday evenings, Open Arts Studio on 1st and 3rd Saturday afternoons, Inspirational Women’s Circle creative workshops, Flute Ensembles coached by Avira Flute Duo and Cello Ensemble led by Pat Fisher. SNAP offers Private Music Lessons taught by top-notch instructors. SNAP also hosts youth camps including Summer Musical Theatre Explorations taught by Larry Loeber and Tina Khalil, and Shakespeare Junior Winter Camp taught by Arizona Actor’s Academy, Brandy Hotchner/Artistic Director, who also offers private coaching sessions for aspiring actors at SNAP.
Future plans include the Music Alive at SNAP concert series coming in January 2013, That’s Pinteresting creative workshops, Fall and Spring Break Arts Camps and an After School Arts Program (ASAP!).