The VSA New York City affiliate was founded in 1983 by Dr. Bebe Bernstein with the mission of promoting and providing quality arts opportunities for people of all abilities. In May 2013 after 35 years of service, VSA New York City closed it’s doors, leaving the city without this essential arts organization. Through Marquis participation in the annual VSA Mural and Calendar Project as well as aligned missions, we were offered the opportunity to continue the great work of Dr. Bebe Bernstein and become the VSA New York City affiliate. Marquis Studios has over 37 years of experience providing arts education programming to children and adults of all abilities. We are very excited by this new affiliation with VSA and The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and hope to continue the great work of VSA in NYC for years to come.