Art From the Streets – Austin’s Homeless Get Their Chance To Shine
published on December 22, 2011
The nonprofit organization offers twice-weekly classes at the ARCH for the poor and homeless. At the end of every year, the “Show and Sale” is put in Downtown Austin, where people are encouraged to donate freely or to buy a piece to help the artists. In 2007, the 15th Annual show brought in $65,000 in art sales and admissions. All of the proceeds went to the artists and ARCH.
The annual shows help artists become more financially stable. Not only does Art From The Streets help the poor and homeless financially, it gives them the opportunity to stay creative when times are tough. It also helps participants socially, giving them a way to interact with others in a positive, encouraging environment.
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