After the death of their son, Artis (AJ), who was an accomplished young artist, Arlener founded the “Artis-the-Artist” Foundation. This 501c3 Non-Profit corporation is a labor of love that has been providing scholarships to students studying “The Arts” since 2012 (

The “Artis the Artist” Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation formed to provide college scholarships and support for students who are furthering their education in “The Arts”.  “The Arts” include: painting, drawing, music, dance, drama and sculpting. This Foundation was founded and dedicated to Artis James Prestidge, a.k.a. “Artis the Artist”

Artis (AJ) was an accomplished young artist whose future as an artist was shortened due to his untimely death.  He legacy of love for “The Arts” continues to be manifested in other young artists who have been receiving schoarships2012.

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