In 2006 Artist James Gloria and dancer Angeline Wolf, co- founded Totts Gap Arts Institute (TGAI), a non-profit community arts center. TGAI fosters a cooperative relationship with local communities, giving the arts an integral role in the community hosting fine and performing arts classes, workshops, performances and events.
In 2012, this vision was further manifested through the creation of the Heritage Mural/Film Education Program. The program is a cooperative collaboration with community groups, business and local government designed to draw economic development via the creation of landmark murals. Each mural is designed by a professional artist which is then carried out by the children of the Slate Belt, under the guidance of Totts Gap artist/mentors. The goal is to empower the students by teaching art skills and life skills while producing professional work. Our first project was the award winning, large-scale mural “Old Home Week” that reflects the history and culture of Bangor, PA. As of 2016, there are 8 murals in total throughout the Lehigh Valley.