Welcome to TreeHouse Arts!
The idea for TreeHouse originally began in 2012 as a small Facebook group started by myself and Erin Whittinghill, called Chapman Writers. The group was designed for Chapman University alumni and students who had been involved in writing-centered disciplines at the school. In the beginning, the group’s main goal was to put their writing talents to use through various philanthropic endeavors.
As the group’s popularity grew, so did its interests, and it soon became obvious that Chapman Writers would need to move beyond its humble Facebook page to form something bigger. And so, a year after the initial seed was planted, Chapman Writers turned into TreeHouse Arts, a space designed to honor art in all of its forms.
In 2016, after Erin Whittinghill left TreeHouse Arts to pursue other endeavors, I started my new role as its sole owner and editor. In this role I still see the organization as a place where artists can come to celebrate the arts in all of its shapes and genres, and love receiving all of the daily art submissions I get to peruse.
TreeHouse is now an online magazine filled with works of fiction, poetry, art, photography, film, and music from up-and-coming and established artists, as well as artist interviews and guest blog posts. Throughout the years TreeHouse has continued to evolve and grow, and I suspect it will keep doing so – it is, after all, named after a tree that is strong enough to house all of our creative thoughts and ideas.
I look forward to receiving more of your art, articles, and ideas, and invite you to keep looking around the site, connecting with us, and breathing further life into the art world.
TreeHouse Arts Cofounder/Editor
“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” –Émile Zola