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Studio Ma renovates new home for Free Arts

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation awarded Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona (Free Arts) a $2.5 million grant in August 2017 to purchase a new building, allowing the nonprofit to double the organization’s physical space, and provide funding for two of its signature programs.

Free Arts selected architecture and environmental design firm Studio Ma to design and oversee the renovation of the new building, located at 352 E. Camelback Road, which will be named The Bob & Renee Parsons Center for Hope & Healing.

The 10,500-square-foot building will be renovated to accommodate onsite programming, staff and volunteer growth and create a community center that can be utilized for training, workshops and events.

Studio Ma says construction on the first phase will begin in the summer of 2018 and the entire renovation will be complete by mid to late 2020.

The Parsons have been longtime supporters of Free Arts and, through The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, have granted more than $3 million to the organization over the past six years. To learn more about the work of Free Arts or how you can get involved, visit www.freeartsaz.org.

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