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December 01, 2014

Where Did Art Start For You? - Cathy Kluthe, Visual Artist

In the days leading up to GivingTuesday on December 2, 2014, we are sharing stories from artists in the ArtStarts community. We asked them, "Where did art start for you?" It's a question that asks us to reflect on our own lives in order to see where along our journey our passion for the arts was sparked.

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Read visual artist Cathy Kluthe's story below and share your own story at

Where did art start for you?

My story about "Where did art start for you?" is not about an Ah Ha! moment but rather a slow path that alway was. I did notice at a young age that I received extra attention when I drew or painted something. I rather liked that as the third child in a family of five siblings. Drawing just came naturally to me and I always found it so interesting. Many days were spent drawing the Archie comics and I had shoe fetish (still do) so I designed shoes.

I always knew I wanted to be an artist and never really considered anything else.

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