Art From the Streets
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The mission of Art From the Streets is to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which the positive spirit and creativity for those experiencing homelessness are nurtured through their own artistic expression. These artistic endeavors form a pathway to self- determination by means of the sense of achievement, social connections, and income generated through the pursuit of their art.

Through its 28 year history, Art From the Streets has helped hundreds of homeless individuals improve their circumstances - literally and figuratively - by providing them the means to make art. We believe that anyone can make art, and that making art is good for everyone. Art From the Streets' volunteers hold four times a week Open Studio sessions where people who are experiencing homelessness and at risk can come to paint, draw and create.

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AFTS reaches out to community partners to offer enrichment opportunities for our artist in our local museums. We have created an online gallery where prints and merchandise are sold. We have implemented a mural program that gives creative income to our artists and have at least 5 art shows within the community throughout the year as well as the big Annual Show and Sale, which is where we all started.

AFTS has BIG dreams for the future - to acquire a space full time in downtown Austin to provide a daily Open Studio, technique instruction, art shows, sculpture, ceramics and much more to the homeless and at risk in our area.


Art From the Streets will be on display from November 17th to January 16th

Entrance is free, but donations are welcome!
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