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.

2015 A.R.T.S. Convention

Annual Creativity Weekend In Ocean Grove, NJ, April 24-26


A.R.T.S. 30th birthday is November 5, 2014 and our 2015 Convention dates are April 24-26 -- we will be celebrating 30 years. The A.R.T.S. convention is a creative retreat in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. You can register and pay online. Learn more about the A.R.T.S. Convention.

Download the 2015 A.R.T.S. convention brochure.

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.

5 Alive

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.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any medium and be lost. The world will not have it.”
   – Martha Graham, 20th Century dancer and choreographer

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  • A.R.T.S. Worldwide Fellowship Liaison: Don T artseasternregion@yahoo.com,
    (718) 251-3828
  • For information about the A.R.T.S. Convention email: convention@artsanonymous.org
  • Contact the A.R.T.S. Office (officemanager@artsanonymous.org) about the A.R.T.S Convention and convention registration, A.R.T.S literature and status of literature orders.
  • A.R.T.S. Anonymous
    P.O. Box 230175
    New York, NY 10023