Mission & Motivation

We were created to be creative, it is what makes us uniquely human.

— Claudia Hall, Art Teacher at Linus Pauling


Maxtivity provides inclusive access to creative opportunities through an organized and well-equipped arts and crafts community space. We provide educational outreach, programs, and community projects, and focus on underserved groups and communities so that all youth and adults can engage in creative discoveries in Benton County and outlying communities.



What started as a dream to provide art classes to children for our Executive Director Lori Paul, evolved into a vision of art for all. This stems from her core belief that each of us are unique, made by a Creator who loves us. Since we are each individual works of art ourselves, it naturally follows that making and creating are deeply embedded into our being. We all have inherent worth and deserve to experience the joy of creating.

Maxtivity’s purpose is to provide more opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to experience a sense of purpose and belonging within their self, their community, and their world through the act of creating and making.

When did we start? We opened our doors to this dream space in November 2018 and in December 2019 became an official 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

What is a 501(c)(3)? Click here for more information.


The vision of Maxtivity is to create a vibrant and inclusive community where individuals of all backgrounds have equal access to educational and artistic opportunities. We envision a future where our programs empower and inspire people to reach their full potential, fostering a sense of belonging and cultural enrichment. Through our efforts, we aim to contribute to a thriving community that values diversity, creativity, and overall well-being.

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What We Offer Now

After School Programs

Art Education for Kids

Artist in Residence

  Birthday Parties

Field Trips

Group Classes



Online Tutorials

Open Studio


Space Rental