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 at the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show
When: Friday, March 24 from noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Oklahoma State Fair Park, Centennial Building
How: The OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show charges an admission – $9 and kids 12 and under are free. If you use promo code: HOME when you buy your tickets online, the Homeless Alliance will get a portion of the proceeds, and you will get $3 off your ticket! Visit http://www.homeshowokc.com/
Fresh stART is in need of art supplies of all kinds including: paint, canvas, sketch pads, water color paper, mat board, and paper towels. 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.