Welcome to A.R.T.S
Artists Recovering Through the Twelve Steps (A.R.T.S.) helps break your creative block so you can follow your inspiration and your passions. We want you to reach your full potential as a creative person. For the professional artist the A.R.T.S. program will keep you on track toward an ever higher level of achievement. As a fellowship of artists we believe in your gifts and dreams and we will help you believe in them too. That's a promise.
Watch a video introduction to A.R.T.S. from the founder, Abigail B.
Learn more about how A.R.T.S. works.
New - A.R.T.S Meetings Formats
We've created free sample meeting formats for you to download and use with your A.R.T.S. group. They include readings from A.R.T.S. literature, prayers, and group questions for discussion. Go to the meetings page to download the formats.
2013 A.R.T.S. Convention
Annual Creativity Weekend In Ocean Grove, NJ
The dates are set! This year's A.R.T.S. convention — a creative retreat — is set for Ocean Grove, New Jersey, on May 17, 18, and 19. You can register and pay online. Learn more about the A.R.T.S. Convention, including where to stay in Ocean Grove.
Download the 2013 A.R.T.S. convention brochure pdf.
Download the map of Ocean Grove pdf.
2013 A.R.T.S. Business Conference
The A.R.T.S. Anonymous World Service business conference meeting will be held via teleconference from the Park Avenue Christian Church (1010 Park Avenue bet. 84th and 85th Streets) on Saturday, April 13th from Noon to 4 PM EDT. Go to the Conference page for more information about the conference and how to dial-in to the teleconference.
5 minutes every day
keeps my art alive.
5 minutes every day
keeps my block away.
In A.R.T.S., bottom line sobriety begins with a humble daily action to pick up one’s creativity, “one day at a time.” Members are asked to do no less than five minutes of art every day. If one picks up even for five minutes there will be days when 5 minutes turns into hours.
Learn more about 5 Alive.
Does this sound like you?
Learn more about the traits of the avoidant artist.
– an A.R.T.S. member