C.A.N.

Cre8ive Arts Network

We believe that art should be fostered and encouraged to grow within hearts of all ages!



Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

Board Member at Large

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate and provide an inspirational space for people of all ages and walks of life to come explore their inherent creativity, curiosity, and playfulness, while learning about the world of art.

Cre8ive Arts Network

Cre8ive Arts Network is a 501 C3 non-profit group dedicated to fostering, encouraging, and growing the hearts of all ages through art. We offer the River Valley community...  

  • Studio Space Rental
  • Pottery Workshops
  • Promotion of Art

If you need an artists to create something for you we can help!

Our Story

How C.A.N. Began

The Cre8ive Arts Network was founded on August 30, 2010, by Tammy Fujibayashi and the late Paula Patterson, in the historic district at Fort Chaffee. The goal of the art co-op was to include all forms of art within the walls of one building, providing an integration of the arts and the opportunity for artists to grow while spreading art into the lives of many River Valley citizens. Over the years, many artists have come through the doors of CAN, all contributing their art to fellow members.

The idea for the CAN artist’s co-op came from Tammy Fujibayashi and the late Paula Patterson in an effort to memorialize Justin Fujibayashi, Tammy’s step-son. Justin was a young man who loved art, sketching constantly, and producing amazing drawings while overcoming cerebral palsy and major, life-threatening asthma. During college, Justin had a major art show at his college, published an action comic book and was contacted by a Hollywood Director to create the storyboards for an upcoming movie. Just before graduation and as Justin finished the first third of the movie work, his life was struck down by a drunk driver. The Cre8ive Arts Network stands for the love of art that Justin had and stands for the hard work that he did to overcome all obstacles to his art.

Thank You to Our Donors and Sponsors



Times Record
Sherry Patterson
Scott and Jamie
Sam's Club
Samantha Wilson
Regional Art Museum
Randy and Tina
Old Fort Furniture
Londan Booth
Kayle Lee
Katie Smith
Karis Bellisario
Jitaro and Carol
Jim Beebe
Jamie Mitchell
Giving Tree
Fred Brauer
Elizabeth Momond
Cindy Sugg
Christy Williams
Caleb Patterson
Brenda Turner
Bonnie Tyrrell
Bob Langston
Bob and Rosalind
Bob and Pam
Bob and Kathy
Bennett and Tammy
Ale on the Border
Cyberspyder
FCRA
Wanda Granderson
ace
JoanandJason
Ursula
Cheryl Perkins
John and Lynn Lane
RVAM
Kelly Patterson
Brad Renfro
almab&gc
Mendi Mendenhall
Susan Kenningsedar
The HAMMER
Jitaro Fujibayashi
Kari Palmer
Patty and Will Hall
A to Z
Jenifer Humphres
jw-t
Trevor Patterson
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walmart
party
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Cre8tive Arts Network, Inc.
7408 Buckhorn
Fort Smith, AR 72916
PO Box 1393
Greenwood, AR 72936
(479) 357-9079
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