MetroArts Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting life-long learning through the arts. Our mission is to teach creative and critical thinking processes through innovative arts education programs and curricula.
In 1993, Niel DePonte, Executive Artistic Director, founded MetroArts Inc. in response to his concern over what he saw as diminishing resources devoted to arts education in the public schools. Since then, MetroArts Inc. has moved the educational agenda in Oregon and SW Washington towards the idea that the arts are necessary to the education of the whole child.
Tax ID #93-1260537
Our Staff and Board of Directors
Niel DePonte, Executive Artistic Director
Shannon Emory, Executive Director
Karen Deveney, President
Elizabeth Eklund, Treasurer
Dayna Corwin, Secretary
Scott Howard, Director
Amy Polo, Director
Tim Siegel, Director