We are ArtNow, a for-purpose community-based storytelling game of art installations, events, and DIY creativity kits that bring our best stories to life.
WE BELIEVE that the stories we tell shape our lives. And even more powerfully the stories we tell together as a community shape our world. The Secret Storyworld helps kids and families tell a better story to live a better life to create a better world.
WE PROVIDE a yearlong story landscape of monthly art installations, storygames, and events. These experiences give children and families the creative tools to use their imagination – rather than willpower – to build empowered habits for creativity, mindfulness, problem-solving, relationship-building, health, and more.
Co-opted by commercial interests, the web of stories that shape our world is broken, dividing us rather than uniting us. The Secret Storyworld puts the connective power of story back into the hands of families and communities. Using place-based learning and calendar-driven themes, we combine the power of local storytelling with mobile internet to re-empower how we read, create & share.
Anchoring stories in time and place gives families the power to change lives, communities, and ultimately the world.
The Secret Storyworld serves as a creative hub; hosting, inspiring, nurturing, and connecting creators. Our calendar-themed stories are anchored in growth mindset habits to help us discover and live our best lives. Inclusivity and diversity guide our offerings. Alongside The Secret Storyworld, we have crafted hands-on creativity kits that bring the story powers of wizards, superheroes, gnomes, and more into real life.
Our storygames explore how our thoughts direct our actions, and how our words shape our interactions. We investigate the effects we have on each other’s well-being, and the various characters we play in our community. This is how we Write the World one story at a time.