The Living Arts Studio (2814 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; www.livingartsstudio.org)
is dedicated to the idea that art is a human necessity. It offers classes, workshops and open studio time to artists with and without disabilities. Members of the studio work on their own and participate in group projects, experiencing both personal growth and the social benefits of the open studio format. While the studio receives funding from several state and national organizations, there's always a need for more resources — and you can help. The group's annual talent show
takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 7, at the Living Arts Studio. Members will provide all the talent, performing comedy routines, singing and doing their best to entertain you. Tickets are $40 and include a cup or bowl, soup to put in it and drinks.