The “Artis the Artist” Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation formed to provide college scholarships and support for students who are furthering their education in “The Arts”. “The Arts” include: painting, drawing, music, dance, drama and sculpting. This Foundation was founded and dedicated to
Artis James Prestidge, a.k.a.
“Artis the Artist”
He was an accomplished young artist whose future as an artist was shortened due to his untimely death.
Providing scholarships since 2012, the Foundation plans to branch out into other art related activities such as; art workshops, dance lessons, music lessons, assistance with musical instruments, and acting lessons. These programs will be for youth between the ages of 6 and 18.
The 1st Annual “Artis-the-Artist” Foundation Scholarship Event was held on April 22, 2017 at the Arlington Museum of Art - Rooftop Gallery. Special thanks to all of the donors who made this event possible.
The 2017 scholarship college bound Art students were very grateful for their $1,000 awards. They each explained their love for Art and the impact it has made in their lives. "The word Brilliant is simply an understatement!"2017: Guadalupe Gonzales, Polytechnic High School; Rodney Moore, Jr., Lancaster High School; Leticia Ordonez, Polytechnic High School; Breanna Hollier, Mansfield Timberview High School.