Editor’s note: This Program Model is part of a series highlighting the work of the Lifetime Arts Affiliates, a cohort of 20 libraries that has been working with Lifetime Arts Inc. to launch professionally conducted arts education for older adults. For more information, check out Lifetime Arts' Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, a free online resource for librarians that provides information about creative aging research, best practices and practical advice for planning and implementing creative aging programs.
Sacramento Public Library (SPL) first offered creative aging programs for older adults in 2015 as a partner library in Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging in America’s Libraries project. The library regularly offers engaging programs for all ages that educate, entertain and inspire lifelong learning. In Creative Company provided a series of sequential arts instruction led by an experienced teaching artist.
Sacramento Public Library's painting and drawing classes culminated with an art show featuring 60 artists.