Leading Art Franchise Organization Expands into Arkansas, Canada as Demand for After School Art Education Remains Strong

For Immediate Release

KidzArt/Art Innovators Fuels Growth with New Domestic and Canadian Franchisees

Art Innovators- Art Education Franchise

(Jackson, MI, September 2, 2012)–  KidzArt/Art Innovators, a leading  international art education franchise company, announced that it has recently finalized nine new franchise agreements to bring it’s art instruction services to new markets in the US and Canada.  As school districts fight for funding for arts education, especially in schools with high poverty rates, the demand for academic-enhancing art instruction to fill this void remains strong.

Founded in 1998, KidzArt/Art Innovators now has over seventy-five franchisees in twelve countries. With its recent expansion into new markets, KidzArt/Art Innovators opened it first franchise in the state of Arkansas this summer and has expanded with additional franchisees in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and North Carolina. Additionally, three new franchises have opened in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

“While there are a large variety of sports, dance, martial arts programs and camps to choose from there are not many art enrichment programs offered in my area,” says Paul Field, new KidzArt/Art Innovators owner in Kitchener, Ontario. “I am very excited about the response I am getting from parents, social agencies and principals. Creating art builds children’s self esteem and empowers them.”

KidzArt/Art Innovators offers a unique art and drawing curriculum for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The program teaches how to express and gain greater self-confidence through drawing. In addition to after-school art programs, the company provides art birthday parties, workshops and art camps for students during school vacations and the summer break.

“We welcome our new franchisees to KidzArt/Art Innovators and look forward to offering our art instruction to children in these new regions,” said Sue Bartman, CEO of KidzArt/Art Innovators. “Our new territories illustrate the continued opportunity KidzArt/Art Innovators has to offer afterschool art enrichment to kids of all ages.”

KidzArt/Art Innovators announces the following new franchisees that will expand the company’s offerings in the following markets:

Bentonville, AR- Melanie Comber

Berwyn, IL- Gino Franco

Ellicott City, MD- Kanwal and Hanif Sangi

Greensboro, NC- Tyonna Martin

St. Louis, MO- Zolie Prior

Carlisle, Ontario, Canada- Karen Andrews

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada- Paul Field

Toronto, Ontario, Canada- Raluca Rautu

Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada- Jacqui Convey

Through the remainder of the year, KidzArt will continue its expansion with additional openings planned for Ontario.  Also, the company has recently introduced new curriculum called Hollywood FX for TeenzArt, its art instruction program for teenagers. The program will teach teens to use professional makeup and other mediums used to create illusions in the film and theater industries.

For more information about classes at a KidzArt/Art Innovators location near you, go to http://www.kidzart.com/location.php.

About KidzArt/Art Innovators

Founded in 1998, KidzArt/Art Innovators is an international art enrichment franchise company that helps kids of all ages explore their inner artistic potential.  Through afterschool classes, camps and birthday parties and fundraisers, KidzArt offers a diverse, multi-cultural, multi-media drawing and fine arts curriculum…   KidzArt’s “no mistakes” philosophy encourages students to try new things, explore their creativity and overcome their inhibitions or obstacles in order to grow and learn.  Franchising since July 2002, KidzArt has franchised units throughout the US, China, the Middle East, Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, India, Singapore, Malta, the Philippines and South Korea.  To find out more about KidzArt visit www.kidzart.com or call 800-379-8302. To find out more about the KidzArt franchise opportunity in your market please contact Joel Lazarovitz at 1-888-813-2287 or Joel@kidzart.com

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