Artist By Heart Community

A Movement Aimed at Connecting Our Community *By Heart* 



Artist By Heart is aimed at broadening our understanding of what true community can look like, while providing opportunities for connection in our local community.
— Jennifer Kreager

       Connection to community is essential to a healthy life. We can not truly thrive as individuals when we are physically and emotionally disconnected from each other. We see this through an overwhelming number of individuals who experience feelings of loneliness and through high rates of depression and suicide which continue to climb despite the introduction of social media.

       In an effort to build relationships outside of our smart phones and comfort zones, Artist By Heart wishes to change the way you understand connection by leading you toward a beautifully enriched community experience.

       We each have unique gifts. We are each "artists by heart" in our own way. Those gifts you've been given, those skills you've been cultivating, and that creativity inside you is meant to be shared with the world! It is through the combining of our gifts and strengths that we truly become a community. Compassionate and courageous, we stand together. 


"Community is much more than belonging to something; it is about doing something together that makes belonging matter."

-- Brian Solis


Artist By Heart will provide you with the following resources to help you better engage with your community.


Creative Local Outreach

There are many events, charity functions, clubs and community building opportunities in the Poplar Bluff area. Our Journal will be chronicling many of these events. Follow @artistbyheart.pb on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on free and fun ways you can stay connection to your community! And Subscribe to our Journal to see how these events impact our community for the better.

Support of local businesses

What better way to help our community grow, than to get behind those who are already doing just that! Supporting local businesses reinvests back into the community; making Poplar Bluff even better! Follow @artistbyheart.pb on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our Journal to get an up close and personal look at these entraprenures and how they are impacting Poplar Bluff. 



Educational Encouragement 

Artist By Heart feels it is essential to remind ourselves of the importance of staying connected to something bigger. So we have brought together a group of professionals, devoted to community, who will be collaborating with us to bring fresh insight to the discussion. Be sure to subscribe to our Journal and follow @artistbyheart.pb on Facebook so you don't miss an opportunity to hear and learn from these passionate community players. 

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another..."

Hebrews 10:24-25