Welcome to Color Outside the Lines!
Color Outside the Lines is a program based in Portland Or, with services in both Oregon and California. We strive to empower and inspire 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 experiences 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. Over 10,000 youth spent at least a day in foster care last year in Oregon alone. We are focused on bringing those children the creative opportunities that may help them to grow, learn and thrive.
Give a gift that matters. You can safely make a donation via PayPal or credit card to Color Outside The Lines to support art and music programs for at-risk children and youth in foster care. All donations go directly to support creative outreach programming for the youth we serve.
Introducing the Unity Project
A collaborative public art project between 24 pairs of artists foster youth. These large are panels are now up on public display located at 1111 E Burnside for the next 7-10 years.