Palm Harbor Creative Arts Center Art Class

The Dream...

People often ask me what made me decide to open the Palm Harbor Creative Arts Center. The answer is simple… it’s my way of giving back and making a difference in my community, utilizing the gift of creative spirit that I have been blessed with.  

As a child I attended arts and crafts classes at a local community center. Those craft activities set the stage for a life-long love of art and creativity in many forms, and a career in design and marketing.  I’ve come to know and appreciate the joy and confidence that comes from expressing creativity.  This appreciation evolved into a dream of providing this same joy to other people of all ages.  Everyone has a creative spirit within them.  My dream is to help people discover their creative side and the joyful feeling that comes with that.

Equally important, my vision for the Palm Harbor Creative Arts Center is to truly be a community center that makes a positive social economic impact on the surrounding community.  We are achieving this, not only by providing jobs and opportunities to develop art skills, but also through a business model that includes a donation of 5% of our gross monthly sales to local charities.  Every person that attends, teaches, or sells art at the Palm Harbor Creative Arts Center can share the pride of knowing they have contributed to the betterment of our community.

Be Creative.  Experience Joy.


Michele Tortorici
Founder | President
Palm Harbor Creative Arts Center
"Others have seen what is and asked why.  I have seen what could be and asked why not."

Pablo Picasso