Huntington Location

Rise and Bloom Anew in 2022: The Community Arts Center

The Spirit of Huntington is proud to announce its intention to partner with Rise Life Services to acquire the building at 2 Melville Road North in South Huntington, where it has been leasing space from the South Huntington Union Free School District for the past 8 years. By establishing this renewed presence in the community, it will now be known as the Rise in Spirit Community Arts Center.

Rise in Spirit is a new Non-for-Profit with a goal to connect and create community hubs for other nonprofits to elevate lives through creative expression. The new property will be able to transform into a collaborative environment that provides services for education, vocation, recreation, and other support services for our community’s diverse population.

The Center has a rich history of introducing thousands of children and adults to the freedom and confidence they gain by developing their interests and passions through services for education, vocation, recreation, and other life services for diverse populations. Staff and instructors place great importance on fostering a strong sense of community inclusion and cultivating unity with individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. Our close relationships with multiple organizations and officials throughout Long Island and beyond will enable us to present options for our students for a wider variety of courses and programs all conducted in a fun and relaxed setting. The Center, which has become a familiar anchor for culture, art, and personal expression over the years, will continue to welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Through this collaboration, we will now have the ability to offer more robust programs, all conducted by working professionals, that employ education, vocation, and recreation to inspire creativity and elevate lives in our community.

Feel free to stop by and check out these wonderful non-profits available to all!

Spirit of Huntington – The mission of the Spirit of Huntington Art Center is simple: we believe creative expression can transform lives of students with special needs and Veterans by igniting a passion in their lives.
Rise Life Services – RISE Life Services provides a residential and supported living environment dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges to RISE to their full potential. RISE is also a pioneer of a without walls day program, this innovative program has a goal to inspire and include individuals to participate in their community.
North Shore Dance – North Shore Dance Center is a 501c3 nonprofit looking to inspire a diverse population with dance and movement classes. Our studio is open to all abilities and all ages.
This is the first time we are reaching out to our community with a capital campaign. With our goal of $1.76M, we are inviting everyone to share in preserving our building for students, Veterans, and artists, to help these talented individuals be seen and heard for who they are. Any donation at all will help us make an impact, creating a legacy that will stand for years to come.

Thank you in advance for your caring contribution to this cause that means so much to our community and its citizens. In the words of Vincent Van Gogh: “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love one another.”