Inspire. Create. Empower.
Junior Art & Music (JAM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to provide a creative haven where artists and musicians, young and old, can hone and share their craft with the community. The JAM Studio partners with local organizations to provide process oriented art and music enrichment for underserved communities in the greater Norwalk, CT area - specifically inner city youth and children and adults with special needs.
There is no limit to your creativity when your creativity is not limited.
Junior Art & Music (JAM) was founded in 2010 by local, award winning kindierocker and art educator, Dre Towey. The studio is the marriage of her three loves: Art & Children & Music. Since then thousands of children have benefited from the hands-on, process oriented art and music which is JAM’s signature. Whether painting, singing, splatting, spinning, strumming or drumming, children discover that there is no limit to their creativity when their creativity is not limited. Thanks to the generosity of our community, through grants and individual donations, the JAM studio has created programs for children, teens and families from The Open Door Shelter, Neon, The Housing Authority, The Carver Center, Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, Goodwill, Mid Fairfield Child Guidance, Girl Scouts of America, Community Steps, Norwalk 2.0, Norwalk High School Special Needs Transition Program, Brien McMahon High School, Side By Side Charter School, The Future Project and Family & Children Services. JAM has hosted a Literary Arts Program for families, a Teen Music Series, as well as art, design, film classes and camps for children ages 7-14.
We believe art and music play a critical role in community building, social justice, advocacy, youth development, and health and wellness. We believe art and music can be a powerful conduit to link individuals inspired to serve, and communities and organizations in need. We believe there is an urgency to unite people around these principles. As a 501(c)3, JAM is expanding its art and music outreach, fostering relationships with local organizations and inviting more children and families to our studio at little or no cost.
If your organization would like to partner with Jam and visit our studio please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays @ Jam
Get arty with all the creative expression you can handle! Party includes private use of the Studio for 1.5 hours and up to 12 guests (additional artists welcome for an extra cost), a take-home art project for each guest, personalized birthday banner to decorate, an age-appropriate beading station and a fully stocked Doodle Bar!
(25 person max)
With a live, interactive performance and Light Art, this will be a birthday party your creative spirit won’t ever forget! Choose your performance - drums, JAM’s very own award winning kindie Dre Towey, or Act Out with Karen Hall. Party includes private use of the Studio for 1.5 hours and up to 20 guests (additional jammers welcome for an extra cost), a take-home music or acting themed art project, and personalized birthday banner to decorate.
(25 person max)
Looking for something a little different? Work with our Director of Fun Stuff and create your own party! Includes private use of the Studio for 2 hours for 15 guests (additional party-goers welcome for an additional cost) and oh so much more!
(25 guest max)
Thank you to our incredible sponsors!
Cider Mill Construction
T.M. Ward Coffee
Junior Art & Music Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 82-0761300) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.