Doors of Community, Hanahan SC

Maribel Acosta  (USA-Cuba)– Executive Director  Link: www.magartcharleston.com

         BOARD of DIRECTORS


  • Lydia Cotton (Puerto Rico)– Chairperson of the Board

  • Rod Duell  (USA) – Vice-president​

  • Patricia Jiménez (México) – Community Leader

  • Carlos Hernández (México) - Community Leader

  • Carlos Pagan (Puerto Rico)- Treasurer

  • Susan DuPlessis(USA)- Ex-Officio Board Member 

Phone CONTACT

(843) 819-5760 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Art Pot (Olla de Arte) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is expanding, and finally have a permanent home (Multicultural Center) which will not only serve as the home but will also be the office/headquarters for Hispanic Community Services, without restriction to serve all communities.

The Multicultural Center will provide a unique and meaningful arts programming for all children and adults, to educate children and parents through the arts, and to build a lifelong audience for the arts. We plan to offer a dynamic and constantly-evolving program. Although we will incorporate all of the fine arts into our programs, our focus is on theater. Most activities will be open and enjoyed with a free charge. The Center will be staffed by artists and community members, and all structured activities will be led by master artist, teachers, counselors and volunteers. Art Pot educates through Art in a search for a better community coexistence for all where different groups of race, nationality and language are integrated through art and its diverse manifestations.

The growing intolerance of foreign-born communities creates vulnerable groups of individuals often living in the shadows, misunderstood, and/or subject to discrimination and violence. Up till now, the immigrant community has by in large, stuck to congregating within their own communities and have not created cross-cultural partnerships that will mutually benefit and empower the immigrant community as a whole.

Immigrants Latinos account for large and growing shares of the economy and population in the state of South Carolina. Latinos entrepreneurs and consumers add billions of dollars and tens of jobs to South Carolina’s economy and are integral to South Carolina’s economy as workers and taxpayers. Latinos will continue to drive the growth of the labor force, as they will account for 60 percent of the Nation’s population growth between 2005 and 2050. Many hispanics and/or hispanic descendants, are citizens, who also have the votes for our local leaders and the president of the nation. We need to develop our potencial, we need raise and resolve concerns, we need to create a positive impact in South Carolina, we need to show who we are. We are looking for a space where we can work on the hispanic community integration.

Art Pot Center would be the first Hispanic Multicultural Center in South Carolina.

​​Goal Summary:

- Throughout the three counties: walk the communities where the minorities of Latinos and African Americans reside with the purpose of connecting the police with the residents in a personalized way, knocking on doors and talking about the benefit of communicating better with the police.

-Through the Police departments: we will help families who need support in different areas, such as the repair of minor projects (fixing doors, windows and cosmetic repairs of their homes). Art Pot is committed to doing the work totally free.

-To bring joy to children under 12 years of age in their communities through presents such as books and toys, and through characters or puppets that will accompany the walk.

-Identify the needs of communities that do not communicate and do not know the resources that are available for them.

-Linking the Latino community with the African American community and in turn with the police, to live in safer communities.

-Include artistic activities that help in the education of our communities.

-Include social networks as a tool to educate and inform through live videos, zoom meetings, flyers, radio shows and educational and artistic videos.

-Train community leaders.


Resumen de objetivos:


- A lo largo de los tres condados: recorrer las comunidades donde residen las minorías de latinos y afroamericanos con el propósito de conectar a la policía con los residentes de manera personalizada, tocando puertas y hablando del beneficio de comunicarse mejor con la policía.

-A través de los Departamentos de Policía: ayudaremos a las familias que necesiten apoyo en diferentes áreas, como la reparación de proyectos menores (reparación de puertas, ventanas y reparaciones cosméticas de sus viviendas). Art Pot se compromete a realizar el trabajo de forma totalmente gratuita.

-Llevar alegría a los niños menores de 12 años en sus comunidades a través de obsequios como libros y juguetes y mediante personajes o títeres que acompañarán la caminata.

-Identificar las necesidades de las comunidades que no se comunican y no conocen los recursos que están disponibles para ellas.

-Vinculación de la comunidad latina con la comunidad afroamericana y, a su vez, con la policía para vivir en comunidades más seguras. 

-Incluir actividades artísticas que ayuden en la educación de nuestras comunidades.

-Incluir las redes sociales como herramienta para educar e informar a través de videos en vivo, reuniones de zoom, flyers, programas de radio y videos educativos y artísticos.

-Formar líderes comunitarios.

Art Pot is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to create a space of integration, culture, and education in order to build a positive impact that generates opportunities or changes in thought and social life between different communities towards a better life quality.
The organization has around 50 volunteers who are organized into 5 groups which each have one leader. These groups design strategies to cover the dissemination of information and education in high-risk communities.


Art Pot es una organización sin fines de lucro 501 (c) 3 cuya misión es crear un espacio de integración, cultura y educación con el fin de generar un impacto positivo que genere oportunidades o cambios en el pensamiento y la vida social entre las diferentes comunidades hacia una mejor Calidad de vida.

La organización cuenta con alrededor de 50 voluntarios que se organizan en 5 grupos, cada uno de los cuales tiene un líder. Estos grupos diseñan estrategias para cubrir la difusión de información y educación en comunidades de alto riesgo.



Creativity is linked to all areas of human activity. Educating creativity is to educate for change and train people rich in originality, flexibility, future vision, initiative, confidence, lovers of risks and ready to face the obstacles and problems they are presented in their school life and everyday, as well to offer tools for innovation.
"Imagination is the source of all human achievement. Through creativity and talent we make diversity possible. Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves” Ken Robinson


La creatividad está ligada a todas las áreas de la actividad humana. Educar en la creatividad es educar para el cambio y formar a las personas ricas en originalidad, flexibilidad, visión futura, iniciativa, confianza, amantes de los riesgos y listos para enfrentar los obstáculos y problemas que se presentan en su vida escolar y cotidiana, además de ofrecer herramientas para innovación.
"La imaginación es la fuente de todo logro humano. A través de la creatividad y el talento hacemos posible la diversidad. La imaginación es la fuente de todas las formas de realización humana. Y creo que es la única cosa que estamos poniendo en peligro sistemáticamente en la forma en que educamos a nuestros hijos y a nosotros mismos” Ken Robinson



"My heart is full of love and joy tonight because of these people! Congratulations and thank you Mag Acosta Art for such a beautiful and important play" Kris Manning (2015)

About "Hope Color" Bilingual Play, written and directed by Maribel Acosta

          Support Committee


  • Community Volunteers

  • Community Members

  • Founding Sponsor - Steinberg Law Firm

Bilingual article by The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts about our CEO.

art pot MULTICULTURAL GROUP

Art Pot is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization;

all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Organización sin fines de lucro