Tenant Spotlight: Kaiwa Art & Play Space

Kaiwa Art & Play Space is an art studio and makerspace for children of all ages to explore the creative process, share ideas, and experiment in a non-judgmental and nurturing environment through art-making, inventing, sewing, STEM, and more.

Founded out of a desire to inspire creative confidence in children, Kaiwa Art & Play Space’s year-round programs are designed for kids from toddler through teenager and include weekly daytime classes, after school programs, holiday camps, custom parties, and studio time. An onsite gift boutique features a carefully curated array of art supplies, craft and science kits, toys, books, baby gifts, and more –  many of which were sourced from small, independent makers.

Located in the DeBary Commons shopping center (anchored by Winn-Dixie), Kaiwa Art & Play Space opens to the public on August 16, 2022.

About the owner, Keara Trimmer

Keara has a Masters in Art Education from UGA and a Pre-K-12 Teaching Certificate. Keara has taught in many community and school settings for 13 years and counting, beginning with the Greensboro Children’s Museum in NC and most recently for two years as the Art & STEAM teacher at an elementary school in Sanford, FL.

(photo credit: Kaiwa Art & Play Space)
(photo credit: Kaiwa Art & Play Space)