The Mission of Art4Life is: to provide diverse opportunities for developing a deeper understanding of the Arts, our city, and other cultures, for it is through these understandings that we connect ourselves to our past, present, and future; to provide a diverse arts education program open to children and/or adults in a neighborhood or school setting;  to teach creative thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and mutual respect through the Arts; to provide a safe and nurturing space for creative endeavors and experimentation; to enhance appreciation and exposure to the Arts through art projects and artistic experiences.

Art4Life Before and After School Arts and Culture Program is currently in 4 Portland Public Schools and serves over 300 children.