Our Mission

To empower Community Newcomers by creating an avenue for artists to pursue their traditional art forms and handicrafts within the United States while earning supplemental income for their work and gaining small business skills.


To embrace and foster the integration of Community Newcomers in economic initiatives through the sharing of cultural arts.

Community Newcomers: Refugees and Immigrants


  • Provide business practice knowledge and experience for refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Increase employment opportunities
  • Self-sufficiency for refugees, immigrants and their families
  • Engage the City of Utica with its refugee and immigrant community