Color Outside The Lines


Color Outside the Lines is a nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon that empowers and inspires foster children and at-risk youth by providing opportunities for self-expression and creativity. We believe in the power of art to transform lives and to promote mental and emotional health. We provide creative workshops and art therapy in a joyful, healing, and developmentally engaging environment.

Color Outside the Lines believes that all children should have the opportunity to grow creatively, no matter of their background. Many studies have proven that having a creative outlet not only allows children to heal and grow from turbulent pasts, but also aids in mental, emotional and physical well being. There are over 1,200 foster children in the Portland metro area. We are focused on bringing those children the creative opportunities that may help them to grow, learn and thrive.

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