Our Mission

Since 2017, Part of the Art Foundation has given out over $15,000 in dance scholarships to children of public servants, clergy, foster families, and single parents, who exhibit both talent and financial need.

Shanna Kirkpatrick, owner of Chara Christian Dance Academy, herself the daughter of a firefighter and now the wife of a pastor, benefited from the generosity of others throughout her dance training and now wishes to pass on that same gift to students who demonstrate work ethic, community service, leadership, and the opportunity to better themselves through dance.

The founding of Part of the Art in 2017 broadens the scope of giving that can be done in and around the Clear Lake region, granting children who possess great passion but little financial power an opportunity to be a part of the art of dance!

We hope you will partner with us!


Part of the Art wishes to inspire current dancers by telling the story of those who are no longer with us,
but whose love of dance lives on through the scholarships given in their honor.

Complete our online scholarship application today!

Board of Directors
Mary Beth Hilenberg board member of Part of the Art Foundation

Mary Beth Hillenburg

Patron of the Arts

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Wes Holloman

Sagemont Church
Associate Pastor

Bobby Kirkpatrick

Friendswood Friends Church
Associate Pastor

Shanna Kirkpatrick

Chara Christian Dance Academy

Thank you for supporting local kids in their dance studies and being part of the art through your contribution! 
All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be emailed to you once your donation is made online.


Part of the Art Foundation

(832) 569-4065


101 Hunters Lane, Friendswood, TX 77546