Fresh stART is a program of the Homeless Alliance and City Care, Inc. designed to provide people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City with a supportive environment for creating art.
Similar programs in regional cities have shown positive results. In addition to providing a potential source of income, open studio art programs enable people experiencing homelessness to express themselves creatively, manage emotional issues, develop social skills through positive interactions with a peer group, confidence and skills transferable to employment.
Fresh stART hosts studio time twice per week at the Day Shelter located on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus. Fresh start hosts shows periodically throughout the year both on the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus and at art galleries and community events.
What: Fresh Start Art Show
When: Friday, August 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Homeless Alliance lobby located at 1724 N.W. 4th Street, Oklahoma City, OK (park in the large open parking lot on the corner of N.W. 3rd Street and Virginia. Take Penn to N.W. 3rd Street and go one block east.)
How: The event is FREE to attend. Artwork will be sold and prices vary.
Fresh stART is in need of art supplies of all kinds including: paint, canvas, sketch pads, water color paper, mat board, paper towels, etc. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the art program, you can find out more and sign-up by clicking here.