Meet Our Creative Crew

Gayla Parks - Studio Manager

ArtLink inspires my creativity and holds a special place in my heart.


Ciarra Slifer - Social Media Director

ArtLink to me is a place to reconnect with yourself. If you've got the life blues and things are sorta hazy. The studio is a safe spot to just let it all out creatively. To find yourself again and to breathe or find a new hobby even!

@sliferette, @wandernforgestudio

Ashley Scribani - Programs Coordinator

ArtLink is such an incredible place to learn a new craft & experience new art mediums you may've never had the change to play with before! My favorite feature here is the "Trash Crafts" — nothing unleashes creativity the way repurposing and upcycling does! No matter you age, history, skill level or interests, art is the one thing that we can always create together.


 Ragaiey Ibarhim - Creative

ArtLink to me is a wonderful place that offers you that creative outlet in expressing yourself in various forms of art all while learning these new passions to discover within you. It’s a fun safe space to meet other friendly faces who can be positively influential in your life just as you may be in theirs. ~
My favorite free-time go to :)


Kayla Munoz - Creative Host - Drawing Workshop and Stained Glass Workshop

What ArtLink is to me is a free creative space where anyone can come in and express themselves however they need with support and without judgement. For me it's been a place that has helped me not only grow as an artist, but as a person. I've been able to make a lot of connections and get more comfortable with myself and others. It's just a nice place to be.

Corrine Bates - Creative

ArtLink is simply a place to come into without judgement and kickstart your creativity. I find peace here at Artlink and I hope all of Middle Tennessee/southern Kentucky soon will too! 

Hope Afton - Creative Host - Origami Workshop and Stained Glass Workshop

ArtLink is a safe space for creatives to learn to trade skills, as well as, reach out to the community as a whole. :)

Ryan Saunders - Creative Host - Stop Motion

ArtLink to me was a way to get involved and interact with a creative community in a fashion that I'd never had the chance to before. ArtLink is something that gave me an idea of what I wanted to with my life.

@beyondmyhorizon.mp17, @ryanism_creative_studios

Tracy Bettencourt - Creative Host - Painting in the Dark Workshop

Artlink to me means freedom of creativity, setting a strong foundation that builds creativity, insight, imagination, values and innovation. Most importantly, giving back to the community. As well as being able to share my own skills and creativity with others in a positive, diverse and supportive environment.

Zach Whitmore - Creative Host - Photography Workshop



Meet The Interns

Alan Saucer - Web Intern

ArtLink allows me to use my skills to inspire others to become creative.


Meet The Board

Maria Haycraft - Founder and Executive Director

ArtLink is a place where you can discover who you are in a creative way because we were all created on purpose with a purpose and ArtLink is a great place to start to explore that.

@sacerandsavive@holdingstrong, @paintedlady_murals

Stephanie Belanger - President

When I met Maria, I was at a point in my life where I needed a purpose, a way to give back to the community that has supported me and belong somewhere. We met at ArtLink and the space alone made me feel happy, it was welcoming and fun. I knew right away this was the place I can feel good, help out and hopefully make a difference! ArtLink is definitely a great space to inspire your unique creativity and promote long-lasting camaraderie.


Stefanie Robertson - Vice President

Art is life! And art is universal. I'm so fortunate to be working with a group of people who see the importance of art in our community and help provide the necessary creative outlet to those who may not otherwise find it. ArtLink truly embraces every facet of creativity which I believe is key to the human experience. 


Darrion Wiley-Hunt - Board Member

I love the way Artlink ignites creativity not only in the art scene, but also introducing new opportunities to all walks of life. The Artlink Studio, Volunteers, and staff give the most welcoming, inviting, and positive energy which is essential to creativity.