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The Frances McSwain Pruitt & J. Crayton Pruitt Arts Education Center

Opening Fall 2021

WADA raised $225,000 to build an Arts Education Center at the ArtsXchange Campus.The groundbreaking is happening in early 2021. We are thrilled.

We are now raising funds so that we can put into place a robust education program that will serve the needs of children and adults alike.

The Frances McSwain Pruitt and J. Crayton Pruitt Arts Education Center, will house a dance studio and three classrooms to serve local youth and adults from South St. Petersburg neighborhoods including Midtown and The Deuces.

Your generosity today will allow us to work with art educators, community partners and practicing artists to build an excellent arts program.

"Gratitude – the simple and profound feeling of being thankful, is the foundation of generosity."

And we are grateful for your generosity.

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The Pruitt 

Arts Education Center

The Pruitt Arts Education Center is More

than 2,600 Square Feet

Approximate Class rooms sizes are:

  • Exercise Room/Dance Studio -  20' x 40'
  • Large Classroom - 14' x 19"
  • 2 Smaller Classrooms - 13' x 15'
  • Lobby/Gallery - 20' x 21"


  • The dance studio can be used for dance lessons, yoga, tai chi, disability movement.
  • The combination of health and art brings a holistic approach to use of the space.
  • The three classrooms can be used for traditional art classes for both children and adults.
  • The Education Center can be used to strengthen the community- another mission of WADA.
  • We met with the West Central Girl Scouts and Academy Prep to create community partnerships to use the space for meetings and art lessons.