We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant of $3,500.00 from The Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation. The grant has been designated for the purchase of a Commercial Kiln for use in creating ceramics in our expanding Artist’s Studio. The AFI Artist’s Studio teaches the individuals we serve about technique, form, function, mediums and styles. It also provides them with one of the most important aspects of independence, the ability to freely express themselves. “Through the use of the skills and techniques they learn, we have found even our most shy and withdrawn clients have been able to boldly express themselves. “ says Art instructor and local artist Debbie St. John. With the addition of the new Kiln our AFI Artists will be able to explore ceramics, pottery, stained glass and a host of other new mediums. Thank You Lakeland Area Chamber Foundation!!