Kimberly Becker

The Chocolate Church Arts Center will present a four-part online series this month that will focus on how the arts can be used to make the world a better place. The series, called Art For Good (A4G), will be made up of video content highlighting artists and organizations in Maine that seek to use arts of all sorts to improve the lives of others.

All episodes in the series will air on the CCAC Facebook and YouTube pages at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in April. The first episode will be April 8, when CCAC will spend time with ArtVan, a mobile art therapy nonprofit organization serving under-resourced youth in the communities where they live.

On April 15, the series will continue with Kimberly Becker, founder of Dolls for Change, which creates and sells dolls made from recycled clothing. Sales of the dolls go toward supporting young women in Uganda so that they may stay in school.

Artist and musician Ross Alan Bachelder will be featured on April 22. Bachelder, based in Berwick, creates art in many mediums and advocates for individualism within the arts community, and for the value of self-trained artists.

The series will conclude on April 29 with an episode including Rob and Amanda Duquette of Music and Magic, an organization that donates musical instruments to children, and provides musical performances and education for young people.

The series will be free to watch, and viewers will be encouraged to donate to support the arts center and the featured artists and organizations.

For more information, visit chocolatechurcharts.org, or call the box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 207-442-8455.

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