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Create.  Discover.  Grow.


Island Art Spot is an oasis providing creative inspiration to the aspiring little artists in your world. We believe that everyday is a new opportunity for children to create something beautiful, learn something new, and celebrate their potential.  Our mission is to engage children through art, literacy, music, conversation, and laughter.




Leslie Cathers and Jennifer Gee had an idea that started a conversation that led to the creation of this joyful space.  




Jennifer Gee brings to Island Art Spot her love of children & a desire to foster their creativity, as well as the experience of over 20 years of working with children.   She received her MA in Early Childhood/Special Education from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  




Leslie Cathers brings her love of art & design, her boundless enthusiasm, extensive business knowledge, and her commitment to enhancing the lives of the families of Aquidneck Island. Leslie is a graduate of Rhode Island College and RISD, where she studied art history, graphic design and photography.  She and her husband, Jake, are owners of The Groovy Gator.




You will find Island Art Spot tucked inside The Groovy Gator, located at 106 Clock Tower Square in Portsmouth, RI.




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