The Senior Arts Foundation “SAF” connects persons over 50 with the arts. It acknowledges the excellence of artworks produced, appreciated and collected by these people. The SAF recognizes the talents of these adults and aims to expand their horizons into all aspects of the arts. It provides a place of expressing their artistic visions and supporting creative talents.
SAF has its origins with a group of instructors at Santa Monica College(SMC) and SMC Emeritus College. In working with older adults they began to understand the importance of the arts in the process of aging not only as a therapy but also as a valuable asset which these seniors can offer to society. SAF’s goal is to encourage older adults over 50 years old to engage in active creativities through arts and recognize their appreciation with respect.